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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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

Kildean Hospital

Tel: 01786 446114

Stirling , Stirlingshire FK8 1RW

Kildrum Health Centre

Tel: 01236 721354 Fax: 01236 727549

Afton Road , Kildrum, Cumbernauld G67 2EU

Killearn Health Centre

Alasdair MacDonald - Practice Manager
Tel: 0136 0550339 Fax: 0136 0550176

Balfron Road , Killearn G63 9NA

Killin Medical Practice

Tel: 0156 7820213 Fax: 0156 7820805

Laggan Leigheas , Killin FK21 8TQ


Tel: 08444 772552 Fax: 01236 826231

G65 0HU

Kilwinning Medical Practice

Tel: 0844 4773170 Fax: 0129 45542114 Email:

Kilwinning Medical Practice , The Surgery, 15 Almswall Road KA13 6BL

Kincardine Community Hospital

Tel: 01569 792000 Fax: 01569 792020

Stonehaven , Kincardineshire AB39 2NJ

Kincorth Clinic

Tel: 0845 3371170

Provost Watt Drive , Aberdeen AB12 5NA

Kinghorn Medical Practice

Fay Paterson - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 890217 Fax: 01592 890456 Email:

Rossland Place , Kinghorn, Fife KY3 9RT

Kinglass Medical Practice

Alison McKenzie - Practice Manager
Tel: 0150 68225566 Fax: 0150 6828818 Email:

Kinglass Centre , Gauze Road, Bo`ness, West Lothian EH51 9UE

Kings Practice

Penny Macgregor - Practice Manager
Tel: 01738 621844 Fax: 01738 636070 Email:

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

Kingshill Medical Practice

Tel: 01555 811200 Fax: 01555 812554

40 Manse Road , Forth ML11 8AJ

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

Kinning Park Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 4290943

36 Admiral Streeet , Glasgow G41 1HU

Kippen Surgery

David Young - Practice Manager
Tel: 0178 6870369 Email:

The Surgery , Castlehill Loan, Kippen, Stirlingshire FK8 3DZ

Kirkcudbright Hospital

Margaret Houston - Nurse Manager
Tel: 01557 330549 Email:

Townend, Kirkcudbright DG6 4BE

Kirkhall Surgery

Tel: 0129 2476626 Fax: 0129 2678022

Kirkhall Surgery , 4 Alexandra Avenue KA9 1AW

Kirkintilloch Health and Care Centre

Tel: 0141 2328200

10 Saramago Street , Kirkintilloch G66 3BF

Kirklands Hospital

Tel: 01236 748 748

Bothwell G71 8BB

Kirklandside Hospital

Tel: 01563 525172

Hurlford, Kilmarnock KA1 5LH

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