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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Inverkeithing Medical Group (Branch Surgery)

Diana Hamilton - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 822174 Fax: 01383 823975 Email: (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: (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

Inverurie Hospital

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:

Rousay , Orkney KW17 2PU

Islay Hospital

Tel: 01496 301000

Bowmore, Isle of Islay , Argyllshire PA43 7JD

Jamieson Medical Practice

Tel: 0141 7792228 Fax: 0141 7793225

8 Station Road , Muirhead G69 9EG

Jedburgh Medical Practice

Tel: 01835-863361 Fax: 01835-864273

Queen Street , Jedburgh TD8 6EN

Johnstone Health Centre

Tel: 0150 5320278

60 Quarry Street , Johnstone PA5 8EY

Johnstone Hospital

Tel: 01505 331471

Johnstone , Renfrewshire PA5 8YX

Jubilee Hospital

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

Kelburn Practice

Tel: 0141 8893356

Northcroft Medical Centre , Northcroft Street, Paisley PA3 4AD

Kello Hospital

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:

80 Main Street , Kelty, Fife KY4 0AE

Kelvin Medical Practice

Tel: 0141 2119598

96 Napiershall Street , Glasgow G20 7AY

Kemnary Medical Group

Marjorie Gordon - Practice Manager
Tel: 0146 7642289

High Street , Kemnary, Inverurie AB51 5NB

Kenmure Medical Practice

Tel: 0141 7726309

7 Springfield Road , Bishipbriggs, Glasgow G64 1PJ

Kennoway Medical Group

Lisa Somers - Practice Manager
Tel: 01333 350241 Fax: 01333 352884 Email:

Jordan Lane , Kennoway, Fife KY8 5JZ

Kessington Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 2115621

85 Milngavie Road , Bearsden G61 2DN

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