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.
To refine your searches by local authorities choose from the form below and click search.
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: Mariebirrell@nhs.net; firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Tel: 0141 211 6400 Fax: 0141 882 8086
Glasgow , Lanarkshire G53 7TU
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
Tel: 0141 211 1500
Glasgow , Lanarkshire G32 6ND
Linburn Road Health Centre
Mandy Alexander - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 733490 Fax: 01383 748758 Email: email@example.com
124 Nith Street , Dunfermline, Fife KY11 4LT
Linden Medical Centre
Tel: 0150 5320151
25 Floors Street , Johnstone PA58TZ
Tel: 0156 633226 Fax: 0156 633207 Email: Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Little Cairnie Hospital
Tel: 01241 872584
Arbroath , Angus DD11 3RA
Living Life to the Full
Dr Chris Williams
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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: dumf-uhb.gpcliny18095lochRee@nhs.net
Waverley Medical Centre , Dalrymple Street, Stranraer DG9 7DW
Lochee Health Centre
Wendy Calder - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 611283 Fax: 01382 624480 Email: email@example.com
1 Marshall Street , Dundee DD2 3BR
Lochgelly Medical Group
Charlene Davidson - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 780277 Fax: 01592 784044 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Street , Lochgelly, Fife KY5 9QZ
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