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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Mansionhouse Unit

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:

19 High Street , Markinch, Fife KY7 6ER

Maryfield Medical Centre

Garry Mitchell - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 462292 Fax: 01382 466700 Email:

28 Mains Loan , Dundee DD4 7AA

Maryhill Health Centre

Tel: 0141 5318700 Fax: 0141 5318707

41 Shawpark Street , Glasgow G20 9DR

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:

Wardlaw Way , Oakley, Fife KY12 9QH

Meadowbank Health Centre

Tel: 0132 4715540 Fax: 0132 4716723

Salmon Inn Road , Polmont FK2 0XF

Meadowgreen Surger

Tel: 0129 2317692 Fax: 0129 2316139

Meadowgreen Surger , 129 Deveron Road, Troon KA10 1JH

Mearns Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 6395531 Fax: 0141 6162403

30 Maple Avenue , Newton Mearns G77 5BQ

Mearnskirk House

Tel: 0141 616 3742 Fax: 0141 616 0730

Newton Mearns, Glasgow , Lanarkshire G77 5RZ

Medical Centre (Airdrie)

Tel: 01236 763581 Fax: 01236 750507

Adam Avenue , Airdrie ML6 6DN

Medical Centre (Lybster)

Tel: 0159 3721216 Fax: 01593 721344

Althorpe Street , Lybster, Caithness KW3 6BQ

Mental Health Foundation

Tel: 0141 572 0125 Email:

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:

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

Methilhaven Surgery

Moira Kelly - Practice Manager
Tel: 01333 426913 Fax: 01333 422300 Email:

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.

Migdale Hospital

Tel: 01863 766211

Bonar Bridge , Sutherland IV24 3AG

Mill Hill Centre

Moira Weir - Practice Manager
Tel: 0165 967376

Corserig Crescent , Kelloholm, Sanquhar DG46EL

Mill Practice

Keith Buckingham - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 457629 Fax: 01382 450365 Email:

Arthurstone Medical Centre , 39 Arthurstone Terrace, Dundee DD4 6QY

Millhill Surgery

Susane Hogarth - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 621222 Fax: 01383 622862 Email:

87 Woodmill Street , Dunfermline, Fife KY11 4JW


Campbell Watt - Practice Manager
Tel: 0155 6610331 Fax: 0155 56612366 Email:

The Clinic , Millisle, Dalbeattie DG5 4AY

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