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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NHS Western Isles (General Contact Details)
Tel: 01851 702997
NHS Western Isles , 37 South Beach Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross-shire HS1 2BB
NHS Western Isles (Media Enquiries)
Maggie Fraser - Communications Manager
Tel: 0185 1708060 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS Western Isles , 37 North Beach Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross-shire
Nicol Street Surgery
Grace Kennedy - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 642969 / 262670 Fax: 01592 643526 Email: Grace.email@example.com
48 Nicol Street , Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 1PH
Tel: 01382 660111
Dundee , Angus DD1 9SY
North Berwich Group Practice
Norma McKay - Practice Manager
Tel: 01620 892169 Fax: 01620 897005
54 St. Baldred`s Road , North Berwick EH39 4PU
North Glen Medical Practice
Phyllis Moir - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 620062 Fax: 01592 620465 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Huntsman's Court , Glenrothes, Fife KY7 6SX
North Harris Medical Practice
Janet May - Practice Manager
Tel: 01859 502421 Fax: 01859 502010
Tarbert , Isle of Harris HS3 3BG
North Uist Medical Practice
Helen MacLean - Practice Manager
Tel: 01876 500333 Fax: 01876 500877
Lochmaddy , Isle of North Uist HS6 5AE
North West Kilmarnock Centre
Tel: 0156 3578705
North West Kilmarnock Centre , Western Road, Kilmarnock KA3 1NQ
Northcroft Medical Centre
Tel: 0141 8893732
Northcroft Street , Paisley PA3 4AD
Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital
Tel: 0141 334 9441 Fax: 0141 339 1352 Email: email@example.com
Glasgow , Lanarkshire G12 0PJ
O'Connell Street Medical Practice
Mr John Fishwick - Practice Manager
Tel: 01450 372276 Fax: 01450 371564
O'Connell Street , Hawick TD9 9HU
Old Aberdeen Medical Practice
Ruth Hepburn - Practice Manager
Tel: 0122 4486702 Fax: 0122 4551520
12 Sunnybank Road , Aberdeen AB24 3NG
Oldeldrum Medical Group
Tel: 0165 1872239 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oldmeldrum Medical Centre , Academy Way , Oldmeldrum AB51 0JZ
Tel: 0147 5501334 Fax: 0147 5892479 Email: Janice.Hetherington@renver-pct.scot.nhs.uk
Greenock Health Centre (Wing A&B) , 20 Duncan Street, Greenock PA15 4LY
Orchard House Day Hospital
Tel: 01786 849717
Stirling , Stirlingshire FK8 1PH
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