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 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:

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:

48 Nicol Street , Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 1PH

Ninewells Hospital

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:

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

Northcote Surgery

Tel: 0141 3393211

2 Victoria Circus , Glasgow G12 9LD

Northcroft Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 8893732

Northcroft Street , Paisley PA3 4AD

Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital

Tel: 0141 334 9441 Fax: 0141 339 1352 Email:

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

Oakley Health Centre

Tel: 01383 850293 Fax: 01383 851912

Wardlaw Way , Oakley KY12 9QH

Oaks Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 5801001 Fax: 0141 5801003

1 Paisley Road , Barrhead G78 1HG

Ochilview Practice

Tel: 0132 4554136 Fax: 0132 4553622

Park Drive , Stenhousemuir FK5 3BB

Old Aberdeen Medical Practice

Ruth Hepburn - Practice Manager
Tel: 0122 4486702 Fax: 0122 4551520

12 Sunnybank Road , Aberdeen AB24 3NG

Old Kilpatrick Medical Practice

Tel: 0138 9872575

Erskine View , Old Kilpatrick G60 5JG

Old Machar Medical Practice

Tel: 0845 3370510

526 King Street , Aberdeen AB24 5RS

Old Mill Surgery

Tel: 016988 17219 Fax: 01698 811271

100 Old Mill Road , Uddingston G71 7JB

Oldeldrum Medical Group

Tel: 0165 1872239 Email:

Oldmeldrum Medical Centre , Academy Way , Oldmeldrum AB51 0JZ

Orangefield Practice

Tel: 0147 5501334 Fax: 0147 5892479 Email:

Greenock Health Centre (Wing A&B) , 20 Duncan Street, Greenock PA15 4LY

Orchard House Day Hospital

Tel: 01786 849717

Stirling , Stirlingshire FK8 1PH

Orchard House Health Centre

Tel: 0178 6450394 Fax: 0178 6448284

Union Street , Stirling FK8 1 PH

Orchard Medical Centre

Tel: 01698 242700 Fax: 01698 242720

41 Ladywell Road , Motherwell ML1 3JA

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