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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Ardblair Medical Practice
Linda Cairns - Practice Manager
Tel: 01250 872033 Fax: 01250 874517 Email: email@example.com
Anne Street , Blairgowrie PH10 6EF
Ardersier Medical Practice
Tel: 0166 7462240 Fax: 01667 462912
142B Manse Road , Ardersier, Nairnshire IV2 7SR
Ardgowan Medical Practice
Tel: 0141 888155 Fax: 0141 75785060 Email: Angela.Owens@renver-pct.scot.nhs.uk
2 Finnart Street , Greenock PA16 8HW
Ann McKenna - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 833399 Fax: 01382 832484 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Turnberry Avenue , Ardler DD2 3TP
Argyll and Bute Hospital
Tel: 01546 602323
Blarbuie Road , Lochgilphead, Argyllshire PA31 8LD
Armadale Group Practice
Elizabeth Hamlyn - Practice Manager
Tel: 01501 730432 Fax: 01501 730262
18 North Street , Armadale EH48 3QB
Arran War Memorial Hospital
Tel: 01770 600777 Fax: 01770 600445
Lamlash , Isle of Arran, Buteshire KA27 8LF
Tel: 0844 4772520 Fax: 01301 702746
Kirkfield Place , Arrochar, Argyll & Bute G83 7AE
Ashgrove Group Practice
Jean Plowright - Practice Manager
Tel: 084444 70954 Fax: 01506 634790
Ashgrove , Blackburn EH47 7LL
Tel: 01382 423000
Monifieth , Angus DD5 4HQ
Astley Ainslie Hospital
Tel: 0131 537 9000
Edinburgh , Midlothian EH9 2HL
Atholl Medical Centre
Lavinia Peebles - Practice Manager
Tel: 01796 472558 Fax: 01796 473775 Email: email@example.com
Ferry Road , Pitlochry PH16 5FG
Tel: 0156 1320202 Fax: 0156 1321009
Mackenzie Avenue , Auchenblae, Laurencekrik, Aberdeenshire AB30 1XU
Auchtermuchty Practice (Main Surgery)
Carla Scott - Practice Manager
Tel: 01337 828262 Fax: 01337 828986
The Health Centre , 12 Carswell Wynd, Auchtermuchty, Fife KY14 7AW
Aviemore Medical Practice
Tel: 0147 9810258 Fax: 014798 10067
The Health Centre , Aviemore, Inverness-shire PH22 1SY
Tel: 01292 610555 Fax: 01292 288952
Ayr , Ayrshire KA6 6DX
Ayrshire Central Hospital
Tel: 01294 274191
Irvine , Ayrshire KA12 8SS
Tel: 01856 888 000
Kirkwall , Orkney KW15 1BH
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