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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Drs Boggon and Laggan

Christine Holliday - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 850293 Fax: 01383 851912 Email:

Wardlaw Way , Oakley, Fife KY12 9QH

Drs Dixon, Duggan, Egerton, Flynn and McCrickard

June Baxter - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 642178; 01592 645271 (Practice Manager) Fax: 01592 644782 Email:

Whyteman's Brae , Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 2NA

Drs Farrell, McKean and Sweeney

Margaret Grey - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 782783 Fax: 01592 783874 Email:

David Street , Lochgelly, Fife KY5 9QZ

Drs Horn, Bagley and Lavelle

Elaine Burley - Practice Manager
Tel: 01368 861401 Fax: 01368 865646

Dunbar Medical Centre , Queens Road, Dunbar EH42 1EE

Drs Lees, Duncan, Bee, McGowan and Duffy

Carol Lawson - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 640800 Fax: 01592 644944 Email:

St Brycedale Road , Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 1ER

Drs Mitchell, Morris and Fordyce

Cindy Low - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 641203 Fax: 01592 642796 Email:

Whyteman's Brae , Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 2NA

Drs Owen and Smith

Tel: 01896 661355

Galashiels Health Centre , Currie Road, Galashiels TD1 2UA,-smith--and--johnstone-galashiels

Drs Page, Clark and McDonald (Main Surgery)

Lynn Mitchell - Practice Manager
Tel: 01333 432555 Fax: 01333 422249 Email:

Victoria Road , Leven, Fife KY8 4ET

Drs Robson, Carlin and Brown (Branch Surgery)

Laura Adams - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 722445 Fax: 01592 722766 Email:

Wallsgreen Road , Cardenden, Fife KY5 0JE

Drs Robson, Carlin and Brown (Main Surgery)

Laura Adams - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 860463 Fax: 01592 869628 Email:

54-58 Lochleven Road , Lochore, Fife KY5 8DA

Drug Referral Team

Tel: 0131 469 6222 Fax: 0131 553 2662 Email:

Health and Social Care Department, The City of Edinburgh Council, Bonnington Centre , 200 Bonnington Road EH6 5NL

The Drug Referral Team is a service for people 16 years and over who have drug problems and other complex needs. People must be willing and able to work in a planned way to address their drug problems. This could mean looking at other parts of their life which may be getting in the way of their recovery. They work with people for around 16 weeks.

Drumchapel Health Centre

Tel: 0141 2116070 Fax: 0141 2116140

80/90 Kinfauns Drive , GLasgow G15 7TS

Drumchapel Hospital

Tel: 0141 211 6000

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G15 6PX

Drumhar Health Centre

Marlen Fairweather - Practice Manager
Tel: 01738 564272 Fax: 01378 444077 Email:

North Methven Street , Perth PH1 5PD

Drymen Health Centre

Tel: 0136 0660203 Fax: 0136 0660490

2 Old Gartmoe Road , Drymen G63 0DP

DTTO Clinic

Tel: 01698 452800 Fax: 01698 452831

Regent House , 9 High Patrick Street, Hamitlon ML3 7ES

Dubbs Place Medical Centre

Tel: 0147 5705604 Fax: 0147 5701277 Email:

4 Dubbs Place , Port Glasgow PA14 6HW

Dufftown Medical Group

Andra Milne - Practice Manager
Tel: 0134 0820888

Mount Street , Dufftown, Aberdeenshire AB55 4FJ

Dumbarton Health Centre

Tel: 0138 9763111

Station Road , Dumbarton G82 1PW

Dumbarton Joint Hospital

Tel: 01389 812070

Dumbarton , Dunbartonshire G82 5JA

Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

Tel: 01387 246246 Fax: 01387 241639

Dumfries , Dumfriesshire DG1 4AP

Dunaros Community Hospital

Tel: 01680 300392

Salen , Isle of Mull , Argyllshire PA72 6JF

Dunbar Hospital

Tel: 01847 893263

Thurso , Caithness KW14 7XE

Dunbeath Health Centre

Tel: 0159 3731205 Fax: 01593 731378

Achorn Road , Dunbeath, Caithness KW6 6EZ

Dunblane Health Centre

Tel: 01786 822595 Fax: 01786 825298

Well Place , Dunblane FK15 9BQ

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