Health and Wellbeing

Many of us leave the Services with long-term injuries; mostly physical, but sometimes psychological.  And the system in civilian life is much more complicated than turning up to sick parade and then doing as you are told.  But while it often takes much longer than we have been used to, it doesn’t need to because the NHS has promised to fast-track Veterans with service-related conditions. 

The first thing you will need to do when you leave the Services is find a GP; you will find most GPs in Scotland in this section.  If you don't currently have a doctor, use the GP locator to find one in your area.  

 Apart from the NHS, there are many Veteran-focussed charities ready to help, so make use of them if you need to.  You will find their details here too, so please explore this section; it has a lot to offer.

Priority treatment within the NHS in Scotland for a service related condition

Under long-standing arrangements since 1953, war pensioners are given priority NHS treatment for the conditions for which they receive a war pension or gratuity, unless there is an emergency case or another case that demands clinical priority. These priority treatment provisions were then extended to all veterans who have a condition that is likely to be related to their service.

As a result, veterans should receive priority treatment for health problems as a result of service to their country, unless there is an emergency case or another case that demands clinical priority.

Veterans should not be given priority treatment for conditions unrelated to service in the armed forces.

Further information is available via the link Here


Self-help Guides

There are a number of organisations that produce a variety of self-help guides, below are links to the NHS guides and leaflets that may be of help to the wider veterans community and those supporting and assisting them.

NHS Leaflets

These Leaflets cover a range of subjects and are delivered in a number of different formats (i.e. PDF, Video, Audio and British Sign Language)

NHS Scotland Self-help guides


Relaxation Techniques

Below is a link to a list of audio files of relaxation techniques that can help relieve stress and gain a sense of well-being.

Link Here>>

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Culloden Medical Practice

Tel: 0146 3793777 Fax: 01463 792143

Keppoch Road , Culloden, Inverness-shire IV2 7LL

Culloden Surgery

Tel: 0146 3793400 Fax: 01463 793060

Keppoch Road , Culloden , Inverness-shire IV2 7LL

Cults Medical Group

Tel: 08453 771140

South Aveneue , Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9LQ

Cumbrae Medical Practice

Tel: 0147 5531400 Fax: 0147 5531410

Cumbrae Medical Practice , Garrison House, College Street KA28 0DE

Cuminestown Health Centre

Maggie Fraser - Practice Manager
Tel: 0188 8544232

Auchry Road , Cuminestown, Turriff AB53 5WJ

Daisy Villa

Tel: 0156 831206 Fax: 0156 831716 Email:

St. Margaret`s Hope , Orkney KW17 2SN

Dalblair Medical Practice

Tel: 0129 2264871 Fax: 0129 2264871

Dalblair Medical Practice , 56 Dalblair Road, Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran KA7 1QU

Dalhousie Medical Practice

Brian Smith - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 5379844 Fax: 0131 5379767

Health Centre , 109-111 High Street, Bonnyrigg EH19 2ET

Dalkeith Medical Practice

Kevin Lawrie - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 561 5500 Fax: 0131 561 5555

The Health Centre , 24-26 St. Andrew Street, Dalkeith EH221AP

Dalkeith Road Medical Practice

Janis Blair - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 6671289 Fax: 0131 6677051

145 Dalkeith Road , Edinburgh EH16 5HQ

Dalmellington Medical Practice

Tel: 0129 2550238 Fax: 0129 2551342

Dalmellington Medical Practice , Dalmellington Area Centre, 33 Main Steet KA6 7QL

Dalry Medical Practice

Tel: 0129 4832523 Fax: 0129 4835771 Email:

Dalry Medical Practice , The Health Centre, 50 Vennel Street KA24 4AF

Danderhall Medical Practice

Nadia Fernie - Practic Manager
Tel: 0131 6541079 Fax: 0131 6605038

The Robertson Medical Centre , 85 Newton Church Road, Danderhall EH22 1LX

Danestone Medical Practice

Anne Coombes - Practice Manager
Tel: 0122 4822866

Fairview Street , Danestone, Aberdeen AB22 8ZP

Davidson's Mains Medical Centre

Liz Kecheran - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 3362291 Fax: 0131 3361886

5 Quality Street , Davidson`s Mains, Edinburgh EH4 5BP

Deans and Eliburn Medical Practice

Alex Watson - Practice Manager
Tel: 08444 773144 Fax: 0844 4773174

Carmondean Centre , Livingston EH54 8PY

Dedridge Medical Group

Margaret-Anne Kane - Practice Manager
Tel: 01506 414586 Fax: 01506 461806

Dedridge Health Centre , Nigel Rise, Livingston EH546QQ

Denbridge Surgery

Tel: 0141 9429494

96 Drymen Road , Bearsden G61 2SY

Denburn Medical Practice

Tel: 0122 4643333

Rosemount Viaduct , Aberdeen AB25 1QB

Denny Cross Medical Centre

Tel: 0132 4822330 Fax: 0132 4824415

1 Duke Street , Denny FK6 6DB

Depression Alliance Scotland

Tel: 0845 123 23 20 Fax: 0131 226 7854 Email:

11 Alva Street , Edinburgh EH2 4PH

Information and support on people suffering from bipolar disorder/manic depression, and their families.

Deveron Medical Practice

Audrey Fraser - Practice Manager
Tel: 0126 1812027

The Health Centre , Fife Street, Banff AB45 1JD

Dingwall Medical Group

Tel: 0134 9863030 Fax: 01348 62022

Ferry Road , Dingwall, Ross & Cromarty IV15 9QS

Doctor's Surgery

Tel: 0185 5831225 Fax: 0185 5831494

Kearan Road , Kinlochleven, Inverness-shire PH40 4QU

Dollar Health Centre

Steven Ebsworth - Practice Manager
Tel: 0125 9741220 Fax: 0125 9743053

Health Centre , Park Place, Dollar FK14 7AA

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