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.  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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Balilliestone Heath Centre


Tel: 0141 5318000 Fax: 0141 5318008

20 Murirside Road , Glasgow G69 7AD

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

Ballater Clinic


Tel: 0133 9755686

13 Provost Craig road , Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5NN

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: banchory.administrator@nhs.net

Banchory Group Practice , Bellfield, Banchory AB31 5XS

www.banchorygrouppractice.co.uk/bgp/Welcome.html

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: joycedavidson@nhs.net

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

www.cornhillsurgery.co.uk

Banknock Medical Centre


Tel: 0132 4840314 Fax: 0132 4814033

Kilsyth Road , Banknock FK4 1HX

Bannockburn Health Centre


Tel: 0178 6813435

Firs Entry , Bannockburn, Stirling FK7 0HW

Bannockburn Hospital

Fiona Gordon - Clinical Nurse Manager
Tel: 01786 483112 Fax: 01780 812071 Email: fionagordon1@nhs.net

Bannockburn FK7 8AH

www.nhsforthvalley.com

Barns Medical Practice


Tel: 0129 2281439 Fax: 0129 2288268

Barns Medical Practice , 40 Dalblair Road, Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran KA7 1UL

www.medicayr.co.uk

Barra Medical Practice

Hella Bickle - Practice Manager
Tel: 01871 810282 Fax: 01871 810333

Clach Mhile Surgery , Castlebay, Isle of Barra HS9 5XD

Barrhead Health and Care Centre


Tel: 0141 8007005

213 Main Street , Barrhead G78 1SW

Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre


Tel: 0141 301 7000

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G12 0YN

www.beatson.scot.nhs.uk

Beith Health Centre GP Practice


Tel: 0150 5502888 Fax: 0150 5504151

Beith Health Centre GP Practice , The Health Centre, Reform Street KA15 2AE

www.beithhealthcentre.co.uk

Belford Hospital


Tel: 01397 702481

Fort William , Inverness-shire PH33 6BS

www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk

Belhaven Hospital


Tel: 01368 862 246

Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1TR

www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Bellsdyke Hospital2

- Clinical Nurse Manager
Tel: 01324 572602

Larbert , Stirlingshire FK5 4SF

www.nhsforthvalley.com

Bellyeoman Practice

Margaret Berry - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 721266 Fax: 01383 625068 Email: margaretberry@nhs.net

Bellyeoman Road , Dunfermline, Fife KY12 0AE

Benarty Medical Centre


Tel: 01592 860463 Fax: 1592869628

54-58 Loch Leven Road , Lochore KY5 8DA

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: erica.lumsden@nhs.net

65 Bennochy Road , Kirkcaldy, Fife KY2 5RB

Biggart Hospital


Tel: 01292 470611

Prestwick , Ayrshire KA9 2HQ

www.nhsayrshireandarran.com

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