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
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.
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)
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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Glen Mor Medical Practice
Tel: 0139 7703773 Fax: 01397 701068
Camaghael , Fort Williams, Inverness-shire PH33 7AQ
Glen O`Dee Hospital
Tel: 01330 822233
Banchory , Kincardineshire AB31 5SA
Glenaffric Day Hospital
Tel: 01236 707 710
Coatbridge , Lanarkshire ML5 4DN
Glencairn Medical Practice
Tel: 0156 3521506 Fax: 0156 3573695
Glencairn Medical Practice , Crosshouse Resource Centre, Annandale Gardens, Crosshouse KA2 0LE
Glencairn Medical Practice (Kilmaurs)
Tel: 0156 3538585 Fax: 0156 3573698
Glencairn Medical Practice , East Park Drive, Kilmaurs KA3 2QS
Glencairn Medical Practice (Motherwell)
Tel: 01698 265566 Fax: 01698 253816
Modyrvale Medical Centre , Toll Street, Motherwell ML1 2PJ
Tel: 01855 811254
Glencoe, Ballachulish , Argyllshire PH49 4HT
Glenelg Health Centre
Tel: 0159 9522272 Fax: 01599 522377
Allt Ruadh , Glenelg, Enverness-shire IV40 8JD
Glenfield Medical Practice
Tel: 01896 661363
Galashiels Health Centre , Currie Road, Galashiels TD1 2UA
Gleniffer Medical Group
Tel: 0141 3140830
Barrhead Health Centre , 201 Main Street, Barrhead G78 1SA
Glenkens Medical Practice
Reg Gill - Practice Manager
Tel: 0164 4420234 Fax: 0164 4420493 Email: email@example.com
High Street , New Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 3RN
Tel: 01592 743505
Glenrothes , Fife KY7 5TG
Judith Syme - Practice Manager
Tel: 0159 2611171 Fax: 1592611931 Email: JudithSyme@nhs.net
Napier Road , Glenroths,, Fife KY6 1HL
Golden Jubilee National Hospital
Tel: 0141 951 5000
Clydebank, Glasgow , Dunbartonshire G81 4HX
Golspie Medical Practice
Tel: 0140 8633221 Fax: 0140 8633303
Fountain Road , Golspie, Sutherland KW10 6TH
Gourock Medical Practice
Tel: 0147 5634617 Fax: 0147 5636009 Email: Jean.Crawford@renver-pct.scot.nhs.uk
Gourock Health Centre , 181 Shore Street, Gourock PA19 1AQ
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