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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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

Glenburn Health Centre

Tel: 0141 8843221

Fairway Avenue , Paisley PA2 8DX

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

Glencoe Hospital

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:

High Street , New Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 3RN

Glenlivet Medical Practice

Tel: 0180 7590273

Community Surgery , Drumin, Moray AB37 9AN

Glenmill Medical Practice

Tel: 0141 7704052

1191 Royston Road , Glasgow G33 1EY

Glenrothes Hospital

Tel: 01592 743505

Glenrothes , Fife KY7 5TG

Glenwood Practice

Judith Syme - Practice Manager
Tel: 0159 2611171 Fax: 1592611931 Email:

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

Gorbals Health Centre

Tel: 0141 5318200 Fax: 0141 5318202

45 Pine Place , Glasgow G5 9AW

Gourock Health Centre

Tel: 0147 5634617

181 Shore Street , Gourock PA19 1AQ

Gourock Medical Practice

Tel: 0147 5634617 Fax: 0147 5636009 Email:

Gourock Health Centre , 181 Shore Street, Gourock PA19 1AQ

Govan Health Centre

Tel: 0141 5318400 Fax: 0141 5318404

5 Drumoyne Road , Glasgow G51 4BJ

Govanhill Health Centre

Tel: 0141 5318300 Fax: 0141 5318306

233 Calder Street , Glasgow G42 7DR

GP Surgery (Chapelhall)

Tel: 01236 762144 Fax: 01236 765411

30 Lauchope Street , Chapelhall ML6 8SR

GP Surgery (Crossford)

Crossford Hall , Lanark Road, Crossford ML8 5QG

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