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.
To refine your searches by local authorities choose from the form below and click search.
Inverkeithing Medical Group (Branch Surgery)
Diana Hamilton - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 822174 Fax: 01383 823975 Email: email@example.com (For Non-Clinical/Non-Urgent Correspondence Only)
Regent's Way , Dalgety Bay KY11 9UY
Inverkeithing Medical Group (main surgery)
Diana Hamilton - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 413234; 01383 427502 (Practice Manager) Fax: 01383 427527 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (For Non-Clinical/Non-Urgent Correspondence Only)
5 Friary Court , Inverkeithing, Fife KY11 1NU
Inverness Health Centre
Tel: 014 63710222 Fax: 01463 714072
43 Southside Road , Inverness, Inverness-shire IV2 4XA
Tel: 0845 456 6000
Inverurie , Aberdeenshire AB51 3UL
Inverurie Medical Group
Tel: 0845 3779911
The Health Centre , 1 Constitution Street, Inverurie AB51 4SU
Island View Surgery
Tel: 0156 821265 Fax: 0156 821348 Email: email@example.com
Rousay , Orkney KW17 2PU
Tel: 01496 301000
Bowmore, Isle of Islay , Argyllshire PA43 7JD
Jedburgh Medical Practice
Tel: 01835-863361 Fax: 01835-864273
Queen Street , Jedburgh TD8 6EN
Tel: 0845 456 6000 Fax: 01466 765018
Huntly , Aberdeenshire AB54 8EX
Jura Medical Practice
Tel: 0149 6820218 Fax: 01496 820163
Glencairn Surgery , Craighouse, Isle of Jura, Argyll & Bute PA60 7XG
Keilworth Medical Centre
Tel: 01236 727816 Fax: 01236 726306
1 Kenilworth Court , Greenfaulds , Cumbernauld G67 1BP
Keith Health Centre
Susan Pellegrom - Practice Manager
Tel: 0152 4882244 Fax: 0154 2881002
Turner Street , Keith AB55 5DJ
Tel: 01899 220 077
Biggar , Lanarkshire ML12 6AF
Kelso Community Hospital
Tel: 01573 223441
Kelso , Roxburghshire TD5 7JP
Kelso Medical Group Practice
Tel: 01573 224424
Inch Rd , Kelso TD5 7LF
Kelty Medical Practice
Vicki Cunningham - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 831281 Fax: 01383 831825 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
80 Main Street , Kelty, Fife KY4 0AE
Kemnary Medical Group
Marjorie Gordon - Practice Manager
Tel: 0146 7642289
High Street , Kemnary, Inverurie AB51 5NB
Kennoway Medical Group
Lisa Somers - Practice Manager
Tel: 01333 350241 Fax: 01333 352884 Email: email@example.com
Jordan Lane , Kennoway, Fife KY8 5JZ
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