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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Kilbirnie Medical Practice
Tel: 0150 5683591 Fax: 0150 5681512
Kilbirnie Medical Practice , Kilbirnie Health Centre, 2 Kirkland Road KA25 6HP
Kilcreggan Health Centre
Tel: 0143 6842156 Fax: 01436 842259
Fort Road , Kilcreggan, Argyll & Bute G84 0JL
Tel: 01786 446114
Stirling , Stirlingshire FK8 1RW
Killearn Health Centre
Alasdair MacDonald - Practice Manager
Tel: 0136 0550339 Fax: 0136 0550176
Balfron Road , Killearn G63 9NA
Kilwinning Medical Practice
Tel: 0844 4773170 Fax: 0129 45542114 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kilwinning Medical Practice , The Surgery, 15 Almswall Road KA13 6BL
Kincardine Community Hospital
Tel: 01569 792000 Fax: 01569 792020
Stonehaven , Kincardineshire AB39 2NJ
Kinghorn Medical Practice
Fay Paterson - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 890217 Fax: 01592 890456 Email: email@example.com
Rossland Place , Kinghorn, Fife KY3 9RT
Kinglass Medical Practice
Alison McKenzie - Practice Manager
Tel: 0150 68225566 Fax: 0150 6828818 Email: FV-UHB.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kinglass Centre , Gauze Road, Bo`ness, West Lothian EH51 9UE
Penny Macgregor - Practice Manager
Tel: 01738 621844 Fax: 01738 636070 Email: email@example.com
Glover Street Medical Centre , 133 Glover Steet, Perth PH2 0JB
Kingsgate Medical Practice
Morag Carnall - Practice Manager
Tel: 01506 653134 Fax: 01506 635943
Bathgate Primary Care Centre , Whiteburn Road, Bathgate EH48 2SS
Kingsmills Medical Practice
Tel: 0146 3235245 Fax: 01463 714400
18 Southside Road , Inverness, Inverness-shire IV2 3Bg
Kingussie Medical Practice
Tel: 0154 0661233 Fax: 01540 661277
Ardvonie Park , Kingussie, Badenoch & Strathspey PH21 1ET
Kinmylies Medical Practice
Tel: 0146 3239865 Fax: 01463 711218
Assynt Road , Inverness , Inverness-shire IV3 8PPB
David Young - Practice Manager
Tel: 0178 6870369 Email: david.young@GP25366.forth-hb.scot.nhs.uk
The Surgery , Castlehill Loan, Kippen, Stirlingshire FK8 3DZ
Margaret Houston - Nurse Manager
Tel: 01557 330549 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Townend, Kirkcudbright DG6 4BE
Tel: 01236 748 748
Bothwell G71 8BB
Tel: 01563 525172
Hurlford, Kilmarnock KA1 5LH
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