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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High Street Surgery

Tel: 0167 4673400

Links Health Centre , Montros, Angus DD10 8TY

Hillbank Health Centre

Brian Harvie - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 221976 Fax: 01382 201980 Email:

1A Constitution Street , Dundee DD3 6NF

Hillsgarth Surgery

Tel: 01957 711318 Fax: 01957 711479

Baltasound , Unst, Shetland ZE2 9DY

Hillswick Health Centre

Susan Bowie - Practice Manager
Tel: 01806 503 277 Fax: 01806 503399 Email:,6,2

Westarye , Hillswick, Northmavine, Shetland ZE2 9RW

Holburn Medical Group

Donna Dickson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0122 4400800 Fax: 0122 4846523 Email:

7 Albyn Place , Aberdeen AB10 1YE

HorseBack UK

Jock Hutchinson
Tel: 0133 988 0487 Email:

Ferrar , Dinnet, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5LD

HorseBack UK-wide aims to provide a safe and secure environment to aid those serving, or who have served in the UK-wide armed forces, many of whom have suffered physical injury and/or acute stress. Combining western horsemanship, rural skills and adventure training, HourseBack UK-wide endeavours to integrate serving personnel and veterans into the rural community inspiring a meaningful and rewarding future.

Hospital Hill Surgery

Susan Reid - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 731721 Fax: 01383 623352 Email:

Izatt Avenue , Dunfermline, Fife KY11 3BA

Howden Health Centre

Jacqui Crosbie - Practice Manager
Tel: 01506 423800 Fax: 01506 460757

Howden Road West , Livingston EH54 6TP

Howe of Fife Surgery

Valerie Pollington - Practice Manager
Tel: 01337 830765 Fax: 01337 831658 Email:

27 Commercial Road , Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JS

Hoy and Walls Health Centre

Tel: 0156 701209 Fax: 0156 701309 Email:

Longhope , Orkney KW16 3PA

Hunter Health Centre

Tel: 01355 906676 Fax: 01355 906679

Andrew Street , East Kilbride G74 1AD

Hunter Street Health and Social Care Centre

Tel: 0141 5532801

55 Hunter Street , Glasgow G4 0UP

Huntercombe Hospital

Tel: 01506 856023 Fax: 01506 865270 Email:

Uphall, Broxburn , West Lothian EH52 6NL

Huntergreen Medical Practice

Tel: 01355 906633 Fax: 01355 906639

Hunter Health Centre , Andrew Street, East Kilbride G74 1AD

Ian Charles Community Hospital

Tel: 01479 872528

Grantown-on-Spey , Morayshire PH26 3HR

Ibroxholm Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 4272504

532 Paisley Road West , Glasgow G51 1RN

Inchpark Surgery

Elaine Grandison - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 6662121 Fax: 0131 6660806

10 Marmion Crescent , Edinburgh EH16 5QU

Incle Street Surgery

Tel: 0141 8898809

8 Incle Street , Paisley PA11HP

Insch Medical Practice

Mairi Harper - Practice Manager
Tel: 0845 3776310 Fax: 0146 4821527

Rannes Street , Insch AB52 6JJ

Insch War Memorial Hospital

Tel: 01464 820213

Insch , Aberdeenshire AB52 6JJ

Inverbervie Medical Group

L Grubb - Practice Manager
Tel: 0156 1361260

Church Street , Inverbrevie, Montrose D10 0RU

Inverclyde Royal Hospital

Tel: 01475 633777 Fax: 01475 636753

Greenock , Renfrewshire PA16 0XN

Invergordon Medical Group

Tel: 0134 9882229 Fax: 01349 884004

Dalmore Road , Alness, Ross & Cromarty IV17 0UN

Invergowrie Medical Practice

Tel: 01382 562271 Fax: 01382 561328

30 Errol Road , Invergowrie DD2 5AD

Inverkeithing Medical Group (Branch Surgery)

Diana Hamilton - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 822174 Fax: 01383 823975 Email: (For Non-Clinical/Non-Urgent Correspondence Only)

30 High Street , Aberdour KY3 0TR

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