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.

Link Here>>

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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Armed Forces Champion)

Mrs Julie Murray
Email: julie.murray@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Complaints and Advice Team)

- Complaints and Claims Manager
Tel: 0141 201 4500 Email: complaints@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Corporate HQ, J B Russell House, Gartnavel Royal Hospital Campus , 1055 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G12 OXH

www.nhsggc.org.uk

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Freedom of Information)

- Information Governance Officer
Tel: 0141 201 4461 Email: foi@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

www.nhsggc.org.uk

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (General Contacts)


Tel: 0141 201 4444 Fax: 0141 201 4403

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Corporate HQ, J B Russell House, Gartnavel Royal Hospital Campus , 1055 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G12 OXH

www.nhsggc.org.uk

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Media Enquiries)

- Communications Department
Tel: 0141 201 4429 Fax: 0141 201 4733 Email: press.office@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

JB Russell House, Gartnavel Royal Hospital , 1055 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G12 OXH

www.nhsggc.org.uk

NHS Highland

Elaine Mead - Chief Executive
Tel: 01463 717123

Assynt House , Beechwood Park, Inverness IV2 3BW

www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Highland (Advice Team)

- Patient Feedback
Tel: 01463 705997 Email: nhshighland.feedback@nhs.net

NHS Highland , PO Box 5713, Inverness, Inverness-shire IV1 9AQ

www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Highland (Armed Forces Champion)

Ms Claire Wood
Email: claire.wood32@nhs.net>

NHS Highland (Complaints and Advice Team)

- Complaints and Claims Officer
Tel: 01463 705997 Email: nhshighland.complaints@nhs.net

NHS Highland, John Dewar Building, Inverness Retail Park , Highlander Way, Inverness, Inverness-shire IV2 7GE

www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Highland (Freedom of Information)

- Information Governance Officer
Email: High-UHB.FOIRequestsHighland@nhs.net

NHS Highland, Assynt House , Beechwood Park, Inverness, Inverness-shire IV2 3HG

www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Highland (General Contacts)


Tel: 01463 704000 Email: nhs.highland@nhs.net

NHS Highland, Assynt House , Beechwood Park, Inverness, Inverness-shire IV2 3BW

www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Highland (Media Enquiries)

- Communications Department
Tel: 01463 704781; 01463 704000 (out of hours)

www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Highland (Website Enquiries)

- Communications Webmaster
Email: webmaster@haht.scot.nhs.uk

www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Lanarkshire

Tim A Davison - Chief Executive
Tel: 0131-244 2410 Email: dghsc@scotland.gsLgov.uk

14 Beckford Street , Hamilton ML3 0TA

www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk

NHS Lanarkshire

- Freedom of Information Officer
Fax: 01698 858278 Email: foi@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Lanarkshire Headquarters, Kirklands , Fallside Road, Bothwell G71 8BB

www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk

NHS Lanarkshire (Complaints and Advice Team)

Mr Graeme Walsh - Complaints and Claims Manager
Tel: 01698 858321 Email: graeme.walsh@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Lanarkshire Headquarters, Kirklands , Fallside Road, Bothwell G71 8BB

www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk

NHS Lanarkshire (Freedom of Information)

Linda Brownlie - Information Governance Officer
Tel: 01698 858110 Fax: 01698 858278 Email: foi@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk; linda.brownlie@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Lanarkshire Headquarters, Kirklands , Fallside Road, Bothwell G71 8BB

www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk

NHS Lanarkshire (General Contacts)


Tel: 08453 130 130

NHS Lanarkshire Headquarters, Kirklands , Fallside Road, Bothwell G71 8BB

www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk

NHS Lanarkshire (Media Enquiries)

Marysia Morkis (Acute Hospital); Calvin Brown (Community Health Partnership) - Divisional Communications Managers
Tel: 01698 858105 (Marysia Morkis); 01698 858106 (Calvin Brown) Email: marysia.morkis@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk; calvin.brown@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Lanarkshire Headquarters, Kirklands , Fallside Road, Bothwell G71 8BB

www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk

NHS Lanarkshire (Website Enquiries)

Calvin Brown; Yvonne Law - Divisional Communications Manager (Calvin Brown); Web Editor (Yvonne Law)
Tel: 01698 858106 (Calvin Brown); 01698 858109 (Yvonne Law) Email: calvin.brown@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk; yvonne.law@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Lanarkshire Headquarters, Kirklands , Fallside Road, Bothwell G71 8BB

www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk

NHS Lothian

Professor James Barbour OBE - Chief Executive
Tel: 0131 536 9000

Deaconess House , 148 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9RS

www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Lothian (Armed Forces Champion)

Tracey Gillies - Medical Director, NHS Lothian
Email: tracey.gillies@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Lothian (Complaints and Advice Team)

- Complaints and Claims Manager
Tel: 0131 536 3370 Email: complaints.team@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Waverley Gate , 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 3EG

www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Lothian (Freedom of Informaion)

Richard Mutch - Information Governance Officer
Tel: 0131 465 5698 Email: richard.mutch@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Waverley Gate , 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 3EG

www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Lothian (General Contacts)


Tel: 0131 536 9000 Fax: 0131 536 9088

Waverley Gate , 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 3EG

www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

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