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.
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Tel: 0141 201 6161 Fax: 0141 201 6159
Langside, Glasgow , Lanarkshire G41 3DX
Markinch Medical Practice
Anthony Routledge - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 610640 Fax: 01592 761080 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
19 High Street , Markinch, Fife KY7 6ER
Maryfield Medical Centre
Garry Mitchell - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 462292 Fax: 01382 466700 Email: email@example.com
28 Mains Loan , Dundee DD4 7AA
Marywell Healcare Centre
Angela Fearns - Practice Manager
Tel: 0122 4594108
90 College Street , Aberdeen AB11 6FD
Mathie and McMinn Practice
Ian Cochrane - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 850212 Fax: 01383 851841 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wardlaw Way , Oakley, Fife KY12 9QH
Tel: 0129 2317692 Fax: 0129 2316139
Meadowgreen Surger , 129 Deveron Road, Troon KA10 1JH
Tel: 0141 616 3742 Fax: 0141 616 0730
Newton Mearns, Glasgow , Lanarkshire G77 5RZ
Medical Centre (Lybster)
Tel: 0159 3721216 Fax: 01593 721344
Althorpe Street , Lybster, Caithness KW3 6BQ
Mental Health Foundation
Tel: 0141 572 0125 Email: email@example.com
Merchants House , 30 George Square, Glasgow G2 1EG
This is the NHS's alcohol-related helpline, open 24 hours.
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
Tel: 0800 389 6809 Fax: 0131 313 8778 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thistle House , 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5HE
Offers a great source of help and practical advice on alcoholism. The website includes a search by postcode function to find your local meetings.
Merse Medical Practice Chirnside
Tel: 01890 818253 Fax: 01890 818595
South Crofts TD11 3XP
Merse Medical Practice Duns
Claire Fernandez - Practice Manager
Tel: 01361 885030 Fax: 01361 882186
Knoll Health Centre , Station Road, Duns TD11 3EL
Moira Kelly - Practice Manager
Tel: 01333 426913 Fax: 01333 422300 Email: email@example.com
361 Methilhaven Road , Methil, Fife KY8 3HR
Mid-Argyll Community Hospital and Integrated Care Centre
Tel: 01546 462000
Lochgilphead , Argyllshire PA31 8JZ
Midlothian Community Hospital
Tel: 0131 271 3531
Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith , Midlothian EH22 3ND
Midspace: Midlothian Mental Health Information
Tel: 0131 243 0106
For anyone affected by someone else's drinking, help for families and others of alcoholics. This is the Scotland branch. The helpline is open from 10am-10pm 365 days a year. The same contact details reach Alateen, for teenagers affected by others` drinking.
Tel: 01863 766211
Bonar Bridge , Sutherland IV24 3AG
Mill Hill Centre
Moira Weir - Practice Manager
Tel: 0165 967376
Corserig Crescent , Kelloholm, Sanquhar DG46EL
Keith Buckingham - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 457629 Fax: 01382 450365 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arthurstone Medical Centre , 39 Arthurstone Terrace, Dundee DD4 6QY
Susane Hogarth - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 621222 Fax: 01383 622862 Email: email@example.com
87 Woodmill Street , Dunfermline, Fife KY11 4JW
Campbell Watt - Practice Manager
Tel: 0155 6610331 Fax: 0155 56612366 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Clinic , Millisle, Dalbeattie DG5 4AY
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