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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GP Surgery (Glenboig)

Tel: 01236 872617 Fax: 01236 875585

8 Centre Street , Glenboig ML5 2RY

GP Surgery (Hamilton)

Tel: 01698 286262 Fax: 01698 283367

1 Douglas Street , Hamilton ML3 ODR

GP Surgery (Hamilton)

Tel: 01698 281407 Fax: 01698 286004

53 Burnbank Road , Hamilton ML3 9AQ

GP Surgery (Holytown)

Tel: 01698 732463 Fax: 01698 732257

43/45 Main Street , Holytown ML1 4TH

GP Surgery (Kirkmuirhill)

Tel: 01555 893961 Fax: 01555 892191

125 Carlisle Road , Kirkmuirhill ML11 9RT

GP Surgery (Larkhall)

Tel: 01698 884082 Fax: 01698 889211

4/6 Gallowhill , Larkhall ML9 1EX

GP Surgery (Larkhall)

Tel: 016988 82105 Fax: 01698 886332

75 Union Street , Larkhall ML9 1DZ

GP Surgery (Newarthill)

Tel: 0169 8 732501 Fax: 016987 33214

15 Carfin Road , Newarthill ML1 5AG

GP Surgery (Newarthill)

Tel: 01698 860246 Fax: 01698 861641

60/64 High Street , Newarthill ML1 5JU

Gracemount Medical Practice

Catherine Cowie - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 6642377 Fax: 0130 6729432

24 Gracemount Drive , Edinburgh EH16 6RN

Graeme Medical Centre

Tel: 0132 4624437 Fax: 0132 4633737

1 Western Avenue , Falkirk FK2 7HR

Grange Medical Group

Tel: 0132 4665533 Fax: 0132 4665693

The Health Centre , Kersiebank Avenue, Grangemouth FK3 9EL

Grantown-on-Spey Health Centre

Tel: 0147 9872484

Grantown-on-Spey , Highland PH26 3HR

Grantown-on-Spey Medical Practice

Tel: 0147 9872484 Fax: 01479 873757

The Health Centre , Castle Road East, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray PH26 3HR

Great Western Medical Practice

Tel: 0845 3370540

Seafield Road , Aberdeen AB15 7YT

Green Croft Medical Centre North

Brian Ponton - Practice Manager
Tel: 0146 1202745 Fax: 0146 1201492 Email:

Greencroft Wynd , Annan DG12 6NG

Green Croft Medical Centre South

Christine Huthcinson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0146 1202244 Fax: 0146 1205401 Email:

Greencroft Wynd , Annan DG12 6GS

Greenhills Health Centre

Tel: 01355 234977 Fax: 01355 234977

20 Greenhills Square , East Kilbride G75 8TT

Greenlaw Practice

Tel: 0141 8898465

Northcroft Medical Centre , Northcroft Street, Paisley PA3 4AD

Greenlaw Surgery

Tel: 01361 810216

Duns Road , Greenlaw TD106XJ

Greenock Health Centre

Tel: 0147 5724477

20 Duncan Street , Greenock PA15 4LY

Gretna Surgery

Elaine McIndewar - Practice Manager
Tel: 0146 1338317 Fax: 0146 1339244 Email:

Cenral Avenue , Gretna DG16 5NA

Greyfriars Medical Centre

Philip Sayers - Practice Manager
Tel: 0138 7257752 Fax: 0138 7257020

33-37 Castle Street , Dumfries DG1 1DL


Tel: 0156 751283 Fax: 0156 751452

Evie , Orkney KW17 2PQ

Group Medical Practice

Tel: 0844 5769111 Fax: 0132 466022

The Health Centre , Kersiebank Avenue, Grangemouth FK3 9EL

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