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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Dornoch Medical Practice


Tel: 0186 2810213 Fax: 01862 811066

Shore Road , Dornoch, Sutherland IV25 3LS

Douglasdale Medical Practice


Tel: 01555 851226 Fax: 01555 851817

69 Ayr Road , Douglas, Lanark ML11 0PX

Doune Health Centre

Pamela Littlefield - Practice Manager
Tel: 0178 6841213 Fax: 0178 6842053 Email: fv-uhb.gp25224douneadm@nhs.net

Castlehill , Doune, Perthshire FK16 6DR

Downfield Surgery

Jeanette Anderson - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 812111 Fax: 01382 858315 Email: janderson4@nhs.net

325 Strathmartine Road , Dundee DD3 8NE

Dr Adrian McCullough

- Medical Director, Acute Services
Tel: 01387 241003 Email: a.mccullough@nhs.net

Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary , Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4AP

Dr Alan J Grant


Tel: 01501 751238 Fax: 01501 752980

Health Centre , Fleming Place, BLackridge EH48 3SS

Dr Alexander and Partners

Carol Orr - Practice Manager
Tel: 01620 823183 Fax: 01620 824622

Newton Port Surgery , Haddington EH41 3NF

Dr Anne Stevenson and Partners

Amanda Marshall - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 5527676 Fax: 0131 5528145

Bangholm Loan , Edinburgh EH5 3AH

www.nwelhp.scot.nhs.uk/agraw/bangH/main_bH.htm

Dr B Oudeh

Karen Richardson - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 722440/722441 Fax: 01592 722955 Email: Karen.richardson1@nhs.net

Wallsgreen Road , Cardenden, Fife KY5 0JE

Dr Barker and Partners

Rachel McArthur - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 642902 Fax: 01592 644814 Email: rachelmcarthur@nhs.net

Whyteman's Brae , Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 2NA

Dr Brian Cowan

- Board Medical Director
Tel: 0141 201 1311 Email: Brian.Cowan@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Southern General Hospital , 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 4TF

Dr C M MacGlone

Sheena Turpie - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 640600 Fax: 01592 641462 Email: sturpie@nhs.net

Whyteman's Brae , Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 2NA

Dr D A Cassells and Partners

Debra Wood - Practice Manager
Tel: 01368 863226 Fax: 01368 865646

Dunbar Medical Centre , Queens Road, Dunbar EH42 1EE

Dr F Shah

Anne Kelly - Practice Manager
Tel: 0844 4773166 Fax: 0844 4773176

Carmondean Centre , Livingston EH54 8PY

Dr Fiona M. Downs

- Strathcarron Hspice
Tel: 0132 4826222

Randolph Hill , Denny FK6 5HJ

Dr Govan and Partners

Teresa Byrne - Practice Manager
Tel: 0845 3371120 Fax: 0130 9678870

Castlehill , Forres, Moray AIV36 1QF

Dr Gray's Hospital


Tel: 0845 456 6000

Morayshire IV30 1SN

www.nhsgrampian.org

Dr Gunn and Partners

Margaret Black - Practice Manager
Tel: 01506 771771 Fax: 01506 771788

Strathbrock Partnership Centre , 189a West Main Street, Broxburn EH52 5LH

Dr Guy Johnson and Dr Helga Rhein

Jill Campbell - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 5377030 Fax: 0131 5377005

Sighthill Health Centre , Calder Road, Edinburgh EH11 4AU

Dr Iain Wallace

- Medical Director
Tel: 01786 457 293 Email: iainwallace@nhs.net

Carseview House , Castle Business Park, Stirling FK9 4SW

Dr Kyle and Partners (Branch Surgery)

Sheena Mathie - Practice Manager
Tel: 01333 330302 Fax: 01333 330832 Email: sheena.mathie@nhs.net

Wadeslea , Elie, Fife KY9 1EA

Dr Kyle and Partners (Main Surgery)

Sheena Mathie - Practice Manager
Tel: 01333 311307 Fax: 01333 312520 Email: sheena.mathie@nhs.net

2 Routine Row , Pittenweem, Fife KY10 2LG

Dr L Taylor and Partners

Yvonne McBeth - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 6698406 Fax: 0131 6697149

265 Portobello High Street , Edinburgh EH15 2AW

www.mayfield-portobellosurgery.com

Dr L Taylor and Partners

Yvonne McBeth - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 6665160 Fax: 0131 6665188

Conan Doyle Medical Centre , 4 Nether Liberton Lane, Edinburgh EH16 5TY

Dr Lang and Partners

Avril Blyth - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 5377040 Fax: 0131 5377005

Sighthill Health Centre , Calder Road, Edinburgh GH11 4AU

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