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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Lochgilphead Medical Centre

Tel: 0154 6462002 Fax: 01546 462471

Hospital Road , Lochgilphead, Argyll & Bute PA31 8JZ

Lochgoilhead Medical Centre

Tel: 0130 1703258 Fax: 01301 703400

Lochgoilhead , Argyll & Bute PA24 8AA

Lochinch Practice

Kerry Irving - Practice Manager
Tel: 0177 6707817 Fax: 0177 6707802 Email:

Waverley Medical Centre , Dalrymple Street, Stranraer DG9 7 HG

Lochmaben Hospital

Jackie Swan - Charge Nurse
Tel: 01387 810255 Email:

Lochmaben DG11 1RQ

Lochmaben Medical Group

Rosemary Boyde - Practice Manager
Tel: 0138 7810252 Fax: 0138 7811595 Email:

42-44 Highstreet , Lochmaben DG11 1NH

Lochnaw Practice

Kerry Irving - Practice Manager
Tel: 0177 6707811 Fax: 0176 7070802 Email:

Waverley Medical Centre , Dalrymple Street, Stranraer DG9 7HG

Lochthorn Medical Practice

Jill Teasdale - Practice Manager
Tel: 0138 7259944 Fax: 0138 7242430 Email:

Edinburgh Road , Heathhall, Dumfries DG1 1TR

Lockerbie Medical Practice

Susan Maxwell - Practice Manager
Tel: 0157 6205502 Fax: 0157 6205505 Email:

Victoria Gardens , Lockerbie DG11 2 BJ

Lockhart Hospital

Tel: 01555 662 496

Lanark , Lanarkshire ML11 7RX

Lodgehill Clinic (Cawdor Road)

Tel: 0166 7452096 Fax: 01667 456785

Cawdor Road , Nairn, Nairnshire IV12 5EE

Lodgehill Clinic (Lodgehill Road)

Tel: 0166 7452096

Lodgehill Road , Nairn, Highland IV12 4RF

Lomond Practice

Bob Skinner - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 611000 Fax: 01592 611639 Email:

Napier Road , Glenrothes, Fife KY6 1HL

London Road Medical Practice

Tel: 0156 3523593 Fax: 0156 3573552

London Road Medical Practice , 12 London Road KA3 7AD

Lorn and Islands Hospital

Tel: 01631 567500

Oban , Argyllshire PA34 4HH

Lorn Medical Centre

Tel: 0163 1563175 Fax: 01631 562708

Soroba Road , Oban, Argyll & Bute PA34 4HE

Loudoun Medical Centre

Tel: 0129 0661286 Fax: 0129 0661007

Loudoun Medical Centre , Glasgow Road, Muirkirk KA18 3RQ

Loudoun Medical Centre

Tel: 0156 0320205 Fax: 0156 0321623

Loudoun Medical Centre , Lochore Terrace KA17 0HD

Lour Road Surgery

Catriona Milne - Practice Manager
Tel: 01307 463122 Fax: 01307 465278 Email:

3 Lour Road , Forfar DD8 2AS

Low Waters Medical Centre

Tel: 01698 283626 Fax: 01698 282839

11 Mill Road , Hamilton ML3 8AA

Lynebank Hospital

Tel: 01383 623623

Dunfermline , Fife KY11 8JH

MacDuff Medical Practice

Murial Barclay - Practice Manager
Tel: 0126 1833777

100 Duff Street , MacDuff, Aberdeenshire AB44 1PR

MacKinnon House

Tel: 0141 531 3100

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G21 3UZ

Maclean Medical Practice

Tel: 0135 5302221 Fax: 0135 5302907

30 Gilmour Street , Eaglesham G76 0AT

Mallaig and Arisaig Medical Practice

Tel: 0168 7462202 Fax: 0168 7 462410

Victoria Road , Mallaig, Inverness-shire PH41 4RN

Manse Road Medical Centre

Tel: 01698 383296 Fax: 01698 387057

18 Manse Road , Newmains ML2 9AX

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