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.

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Frew Terrace Surgery

Tel: 0129 4272326 Fax: 0129 4272326

Frew Terrace Surgery , 9 Frew Terrace KA12 9DZ

Fullwood Clinic

Tel: 01698 834488 Fax: 01698 734340

120 Stevenson Street , New Stevenson Ml1 4LT

Galloway Community Hospital

Tel: 01776 707707 Fax: 01776 707776

Stranraer , Wigtownshire DG9 7DQ

Galston Medical Practice

Tel: 0156 3820424 Fax: 0156 3822380

Galston Medical Practice , 5A Henrietta Street KA4 8HW

Gardenstow Surgery

Joy Thom - Practice Manager
Tel: 0126 1851206 Fax: 0126 1851506

Gamrie Brae , Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire AB45 3YJ

Gargunnock Surgery

Gargunnock Community Centre , Leckie Road, Gargunnock FK9 3BJ

Garthdee Medical Group

Tel: 0122 4208312

Health Centre , Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7QQ

Gartnavel General Hospital

Tel: 0141 211 3000

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G12 0YN

Gartnavel Royal Hospital

Tel: 0141 211 3600 Fax: 0141 334 2408

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G12 0XH

Gatehouse of Fleet Surgery

Fiona Donald - Practice Manager
Tel: 1557814437 Fax: 0155 7815065

The Surgery , Garden Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2JU

General Practioner (Miller Street)

Tel: 0169 8282350 Fax: 01698 282502

Oak Lodge , 32 Miller Street, Hamilton ML3 7EN

General Practioner (Portland Park)

Tel: 0169 8284353 Fax: 01698891101

51 Portland Park , Hamilton ML3 7JY


Tel: 0156 616321 Fax: 0156 616294

Stonesay , Orkney KW17 2BW

Gergask Surgery

Tel: 0152 8544225 Fax: 015285 44388

Laggan , Newtonmore, Inverness-shire PH20 1AH

Giffnock Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 5316993

261 Fenwick Road , Giffnock G46 6JX

Gilbert Bain Hospital

Tel: 01595 743000

Lerwick , Shetland ZE1 0RB

Gilbert Road Medical Group

Tel: 0122 4712138

39 Gilbert Road , Bucksburn AB21 9AN

Gilbertfield Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 7745987

67 Gilbertfield Streeet , Glasgow G33 3TU

Gillbrae Medical Practice

Jane Connechen - Practice Manager
Tel: 0138 7246282 Fax: 0138 7253301 Email:

Gillbrae Road , Dumfries DG1 4EJ

Girvan Community Hospital

Tel: 0146 5713343 Fax: 0146 5716424

Girvan Community Hospital , Bridgemill KA26 9HQ

Girvan Community Hospital

Tel: 0146 5712281 Fax: 0146 712187

Girvan Community Hospital , Bridgemill KA26 9HQ

Glasgow Dental Hospital and School

Tel: 0141 211 9600

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G2 3JZ

Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital

Tel: 0141 211 1600

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G12 0NR

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Tel: 0141 211 4000

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G4 0SF

Glen Art

Fiona MacDonald
Tel: (0)7980 631 110 Email:


Glen Art and the BRAVEHOUND project supports veterans and their families with horticultural and artistic activities as well as an annual Festival of Remembrance.

The BRAVEHOUND project places dogs with veterans and provides training and support, training is also available for veterans who already own a dog.  and

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