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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Ballachulish Medical Practice
Tel: 0185 5811226 Fax: 0185 5 811777
East Laroch , Ballachulish, Inverness-shire PH49 4JB
Ballantrae Medical Practice
Tel: 0146 5831302 Fax: 0146 5831583
Ballantrae Medical Practice , 30 Main Street, Ayr, Aryshire & Arran KA26 0NB
Ballochmyle Medical Group
Tel: 0844 4997055 Fax: 0844 4997056
Ballochmyle Medical Group , Loan Green Surgery, High Street, Mauchline KA5 6AJ
Banchory Group Practice
Shona Davidson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0133 0822121 Fax: 0133 0827244 Email: email@example.com
Banchory Group Practice , Bellfield, Banchory AB31 5XS
Banff & Gamrie Medical Practice
Joy Thom - Practice Manager
Tel: 0126 1812221 Fax: 0126 1819100
Health Centre , Fife Street, Banff, Aberdeenshire AB45 1JD
Bank Street Medical Group
Joyce Davidson - Practice Manager
Tel: 01334 653478 Fax: 01334 657305 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bank Street , Cupar, Fife KY15 4JN
Bankfield Medical Practice
Tel: 01292 264080 Fax: 01292 269731
Bankfield Medical Practice , 148 Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran KA7 3PR
Fiona Gordon - Clinical Nurse Manager
Tel: 01786 483112 Fax: 01780 812071 Email: email@example.com
Bannockburn FK7 8AH
Barns Medical Practice
Tel: 0129 2281439 Fax: 0129 2288268
Barns Medical Practice , 40 Dalblair Road, Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran KA7 1UL
Barra Medical Practice
Hella Bickle - Practice Manager
Tel: 01871 810282 Fax: 01871 810333
Clach Mhile Surgery , Castlebay, Isle of Barra HS9 5XD
Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
Tel: 0141 301 7000
Glasgow , Lanarkshire G12 0YN
Beith Health Centre GP Practice
Tel: 0150 5502888 Fax: 0150 5504151
Beith Health Centre GP Practice , The Health Centre, Reform Street KA15 2AE
Tel: 01397 702481
Fort William , Inverness-shire PH33 6BS
Tel: 01368 862 246
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1TR
- Clinical Nurse Manager
Tel: 01324 572602
Larbert , Stirlingshire FK5 4SF
Margaret Berry - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 721266 Fax: 01383 625068 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bellyeoman Road , Dunfermline, Fife KY12 0AE
Benbecula Medical Practice
Sheena MacKinnon - Practice Manager
Tel: 01870 602215 Fax: 01870 602630
Griminish , Isle of Benbecula HS7 50A
Bennochy Medical Centre
Erica Lumsden - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 263332 Fax: 01592 207599 Email: email@example.com
65 Bennochy Road , Kirkcaldy, Fife KY2 5RB
Tel: 01292 470611
Prestwick , Ayrshire KA9 2HQ
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