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.

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Leny Practice

Tel: 0187 733100 Fax: 0187 7330864

Geisher Road , Callander FK17 8LX

Lerwick Health Centre

Lisa Sutherland - Service Manager
Tel: 01595 693201 Fax: 01595 697113

South Road , Lerwick, Lerwick, Shetland ZE10RB

Leslie Medical Practice

Marie Birrell/Lynda Brown - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 620222 Fax: 01592 620553 Email:;

Anderson Drive , Leslie, Fife KY6 3LQ

Levenside Medical Practice

Tel: 0138 9811844 Fax: 0138 9811824

Dumbarton Health Centre , Station Road, Dumbarton G82 1PW

Levenwick Medical Practice

Tel: 01950 461222 Fax: 01950 461220

Levenwick Health Centre , Gord, Levenwick, Shetland ZE2 9HX

Levern Valley Medical Group

Tel: 0141 3140801 Fax: 0141 3140839

201 Main Street , Barrhead G78 1SA

Leverndale Hospital

Tel: 0141 211 6400 Fax: 0141 882 8086

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G53 7TU

Liberton Hospital

Tel: 0131 536 7800

Edinburgh , Midlothian EH16 6UB

Liberton Medical Group

Sharon Erskine - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 6643050 Fax: 0131 6721952

65 Liberton Gardens , Edinburgh EH16 6JT

Lightburn Hospital

Tel: 0141 211 1500

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G32 6ND

Lightburn Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 7780440

930 Carntyne Road , Glasgow G32 6NB

Linburn Road Health Centre

Mandy Alexander - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 733490 Fax: 01383 748758 Email:

124 Nith Street , Dunfermline, Fife KY11 4LT

Lincluden Surgery

Tel: 01698 813873 Fax: 01698 816374

53 Bellshill Road , Uddingston G71 7PA

Linden Medical Centre

Tel: 0150 5320151

25 Floors Street , Johnstone PA58TZ

Linklet House

Tel: 0156 633226 Fax: 0156 633207 Email:

North Ronaldsay , Orkney KW17 2BE

Links Medical Practice

Susan Reynolds - Practice Manager
Tel: 0845 3376340 Fax: 0122 4611090

City Hospital , Park Road, Aberdeen AB24 5AU


Linlithgow Family Practice

Patricia Macaulay - Practice Manager
Tel: 01506 670036 Fax: 01506 670548

Linlithgow Health Centre , 288 Hight Street, Linlithgow Eh49 7ER

Linlithgow Group Medical Practice

Lynn Chambers - Practice Manager
Tel: 01506 670027 Fax: 01506 670809

288 High Street , Linlithgow EH49 7ER

Linwood Health Centre

Tel: 0150 5324337

Adrlamont Square , Linwood, Paisley PA3 3DE

Little Cairnie Hospital

Tel: 01241 872584

Arbroath , Angus DD11 3RA

Living Life to the Full

Dr Chris Williams

Helps to influence government policy on alcohol, with practical help section, organised by postcode search for local organisations.

Loanhead Medica Practice Sutherland House

Tel: 0131 4400149 Fax: 0131 4404659

Sutherland House , 209 Mayburn Avenue, Loanhead EH20 9ER

Loch Ree Practice

Kerry Irving - Practice Manager
Tel: 0177 6707814 Fax: 0177 6707802 Email:

Waverley Medical Centre , Dalrymple Street, Stranraer DG9 7DW


Lochee Health Centre

Wendy Calder - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 611283 Fax: 01382 624480 Email:

1 Marshall Street , Dundee DD2 3BR

Lochgelly Medical Group

Charlene Davidson - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 780277 Fax: 01592 784044 Email:

David Street , Lochgelly, Fife KY5 9QZ

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