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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Millstream Surgery

Tel: 01236 842482 Fax: 01236 843664

50 Main Street , Caldercruix ML6 7RF

Milngavie Clinc

Tel: 0141 2324800 Fax: 0141 2324809

North Campbell Avenue , Glasgow G62 7AA

Milton Surgery

Anne Lamb - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 5497300 Fax: 0131 5497330

132 Mountcastle Drive South , Edinburgh EH15 3LL

Mintlaw Surgery

Kerry Dunn - Practice Manager
Tel: 08444 773067 Email: 8444773071

Newlands Road , Mintlaw, Peterhead AB42 5P 

Moffat Hospital

Elizabeth Shannon - Charge Nurse
Tel: 01683 220031 Email:

Holmend, Moffat , Dumfriesshire DG10 9JY

Monifieth Medical Practice

Eric Blyth - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 534301 Fax: 01382 535959 Email:

Victoria Street , Monifieth DD5 4LX

Monklands Hospital

Tel: 01236 748 748 Fax: 01236 760 015

Airdrie , Lanarkshire ML6 0JS

Montfield Hospital

Tel: 01595 743000

Lerwick , Shetland ZE1 0LA

Montrose Royal Infirmary

Tel: 01674 830361

Montrose , Angus DD10 8AJ

Moodiesburn Practice

Tel: 0123 6872276 Fax: 0123 6875150

69 Glenmanor Avenue , Moodiesburn G69 0LB

Morningside Medical Practice

John Cramb - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 4528406 Fax: 0131 4473020

2 Morningside Place , Edinburgh EH10 5ER

Morvern Medical Centre

Tel: 0196 7421252 Fax: 01967 421303

Lochaline , Oban, Inverness-shire PA34 5XT

Mossend Surgery

Tel: 01698 748421 Fax: 01698 741088

494 Main Street , Bellshill ML4 1DQ

Mother and Baby Mental Health Unit

Tel: 0141 232 7635 Fax: 0141 232 7636

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G51 4TF

Motherwell Health Centre

Tel: 01698 266688 Fax: 01698 242621

138-144 Windmill Hill Street , Motherwell ML1 1TA

Motherwell LAADS

Tel: 01698 266717 Fax: 01698 210090

Torrance House , 504 Windmill Hill Street, Motherwell ML1 2AF

Mount Florida Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 6324004

183 Prospecthill Road , Glasgow G42 9LQ

Mount Pleasant Practice

Tel: 0147 5558310

Station View Health Centre , Paisley PA15 4DG

Mr Alisdair Chishom

- Programme Director
Tel: 01224 558505 Email:

Better Care Without Delay , Summerfield House, Eday Road, Aberdeen AB15 6RE

Mr Ralph Roberts

- Chief Operating Officer
Tel: 01896 828270 Email:

Newstead , Melrose, Roxburghshire TD6 9DA

Mr Simon Bokor-Ingram

- Director of Clinical Services
Tel: 01595 743087 Email:

Brevik House , South Road, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0TG

Mrs Jane Grant

- Chief Operating Officer, Acute Services
Tel: 0141 201 1207 Email:

Southern General Hospital , 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 4TF

Ms Elaine Mead

- Chief Operating Officer
Tel: 01463 704977 Email:

Assynt House , Beechwood Park, Inverness IV2 3BW

Ms Rhoda Walker

- Director of AHP and Nursing
Tel: 01856 888237 Email:

New Scapa Road , Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1BH

Muiredge Surgery

Maxine Jones - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 713299 Fax: 01592 715728 Email:

Merlin Crescent , Buckhaven, Fife KY8 1HJ

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