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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Dunblane Medical Practice

Susan Lawson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0178 6822595 Fax: 1786821777

Health Centre , Well Place, Dunblane FK15 9BQ

Dundee Dental Hospital

Tel: 01382 660111

Dundee , Angus DD1 4HR

Dundee Maternity Unit (within Ninewells Hospital)

Tel: 01382 740312

Dundee , Angus DD1 9SY

Dundonald Medical Practice

Tel: 0156 3850496 Fax: 0156 3850426

Dundonald Medical Practice , 9 Main Street KA2 9HF

Dunedin Medical Practice

Tel: 0146 3712157 Fax: 01463 240471

Temple Crescent , Inverness, Inverness-shire IV2 4TP

Dunoon Health Centre

Tel: 0136 9703279 Fax: 01369 704430

246 Argyll Street , Dunoon, Argyll & Bute PA23 7HW

Dunoon Health Street

Tel: 0136 9703482 Fax: 01369 704502

30 Church Street , Dunoon, Argyll & Bute PA23 8BG

Dunoon Hospital

Tel: 01369 704341

Dunoon , Argyllshire PA23 7RL

Dunrowan Day Hospital

Tel: 01324 639009 Fax: 01324 626238

Falkirk , Stirlingshire FK1 5EH

Duns Medical Group

Mr Norman Kellett - Practice Manager
Tel: 01361 885040 Fax: 01361 882186

The Knoll , Station Road , Duns TD11 3EL

Dunvegan Medical Practice

Tel: 0147 0521203 Fax: 01470 521328

Dunvegan , Inverness-shire IV55 8GU

Durham Road Medical Group (Branch Surgery)

Anne White - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 5369595 Fax: 0131 5369590

106 Niddrie Mains Road , Edinburgh EH 4DT16

Durham Road Medical Group (Main Surgery)

Anne White - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 6691153 Fax: 0131 6693633

25 Durham Road , Edinburgh EH15 1NY

Dyce Health Centre

Jennifer Shepherd - Practice Manager
Tel: 0122 722345

Altonrea Gardens , Dyce AB21 7NQ

Dykebar Hospital

Tel: 0141 884 5122 Fax: 0141 884 9001

Paisley , Renfrewshire PA2 7DE

Earlston Medical Practice

Mrs Yvonne Archibald - Practice Manager
Tel: 01896 848333 Fax: 01896 848349

Earlston Health Centre , Kidgate TD4 6DW

Easdale Medical Practice

Tel: 0185 2300223 Fax: 01852 300392

Clachan Seil , Isle of Seil, Argyll & Bute PA34 4TL

East Ayrshire Community Hospital

Tel: 01290 429429

Cumnock , Ayrshire KA18 1EF

East Calder Medical Practice

Molly Ashcroft - Practice Manager
Tel: 01506 882882 Fax: 01506 883630

East Calder Health Centre , 147 Main Street, East Calder EH53 0EW

East Practice Details

Susan Young - Practice Manager
Tel: 01620 860204 Fax: 01620 860318

East Linton Surgery , Station Road, East Linton EH40 3DP

Easterhouse Health Centre

Tel: 0141 5318100

9 Auchinlea Road , Glasgow G34 9HQ

Eastfield Medical Practice

Jean Frew - Practice Manager
Tel: 01968 675576 Fax: 01968 671305

Eastfield Farm Road , Penicuik EH26 8EZ

Eden Villa Practice

Natalie Balsillie - Practice Manager
Tel: 01334 654945 (enquiries); 01334 654944 (appointments); 01334 656709 (emergencies & home visits) Fax: 01334 657306 Email:

Bank Street , Cupar, Fife KY15 4JN

Edenhall Hospital

Tel: 0131 536 8000

Musselburgh , Midlothian EH21 7TZ

Edenkiln Surgery

Tel: 0136 0770340 Fax: 0136 0771112

12 Dumbrock Road , Strathblane G63 9EG

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