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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Knoll Community Hospital

Tel: 01361 883373

Duns , Berwickshire TD11 3EL

Kyle Medical Practice

Tel: 0159 9534257 Fax: 01599 534107

Station Road , Kyle of Lochalsh, Ross & Cromarty IV40 8AE

Kyles Medical Centre

Tel: 0170 0811207 Fax: 01700 811766

Kyles Medical Centre , Tighnabruaich, Argyll & Bute PA21 2BE

Lady Home Hospital

Tel: 01555 851 210

Douglas , Lanarkshire ML11 0RE

Lady Margaret Hospital

Tel: 01475 530307 Fax: 01475 530117

Millport, Isle of Cumbrae , Buteshire KA28 0HF

Ladywell Medical Centre (East)

Gayle Wylie - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 3343602 Fax: 0131 3164816

Ladywell Road , Edinburgh EH12 7TB

Ladywell Medical Centre (West)

Alf Blackmoore - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 3345000 Fax: 0131 3348410

26 Featherhall Avenue , Edinburgh EH12 7UN

Laggan Leigheas

Tel: 01567 820213 Fax: 01537 820805

Killin FK21 8TQ

Lairg Medical Practice

Tel: 0154 9402007 Fax: 01549 402511

Lairg , Main Street , Sutherland IV27 4DD

Lanarkshire Central Clinic

Tel: 01698 245067 Fax: 01698 245008

Strathclyde Hospital Motherwell , Hamilton ML1 3BW

Langabhat Medical Practice

Chrisanna MacAulay - Practice Manager
Tel: 01851 880272 Fax: 01851 880201

Miavaig , Uig, Isle of Lewis HS2 9JP

Langabhat Medical Practice

Chrisanna MacAulay - Practice Manager
Tel: 01851 860222 Fax: 01851 860611

Leurbost , Lochs, Isle of Lewis HS2 9JP

Langabhat Medical Practice (Branch Surgery)

Chrisanna MacAulay - Practice Manager
Tel: 01851 880272 Fax: 01851 880201

Gravir , Isle of Lewis HS2 9JP

Langholm Medical Partnership

Jackie Henderson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0138 7380335 Fax: 0138 7380212 Email:

Health Centre , Langholm DG13 0JY

Largs Medical Group

Tel: 0147 5674545 Fax: 0147 5676595

Largs Medical Group , Brooksby Medical &Resource Centre, 31 Brisbane Road KA30 8LH

Larkfield Child and Family Centre

Tel: 0147 5633777

Larkfield Road , Greenock PA16 0XN

Lauder Memorial Medical Centre

Mrs. Kathleen-Symons - Practice Manager
Tel: 01578 722267 Fax: 01578 718667

2 Edinburgh Road , Lauder TD2 6TW

Laurencekirk Medical Centre

Tel: 01561 377258 Fax: 01561 378270

Blackiemuir Avenue , Laurencekirk AB30 1DX

Laurencekirk Medical Practice

Marion Taylor - Practice Manager
Tel: 0156 1377258 Fax: 0156 1376424

Blackiemuir Avenue , Laurencekirk AB30 1GX

Lauriston Building

Tel: 0131 536 1000

Edinburgh , Midlothian EH3 9HA

Lawson Memorial Hospital

Tel: 01408 633157

Golspie , Sutherland KW10 6SS

Leanchoil Hospital

Tel: 01309 672284 Fax: 01309 673935

Forres , Morayshire IV36 2RF

Leith Community Treatment Centre

Tel: 0131 536 6225

Edinburgh , Midlothian EH6 5JQ

Leith Mount Surgery

Barbara Cockburn - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 5611900 Fax: 0131 561 1948

Leith Mount Surgery , 2 Lindsay Street, Edinburgh EH6 4EG

Lennoxtown Clinic

Tel: 0136 0310357

103 Main Street , Lennoxtown G66 7DB

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