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.

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Ormiston Medical Practice

Lorna Johnston - Practice Manager
Tel: 01875 610248 Fax: 01875 615045

Sprinty Drive , Ormiston EH35 5LP

Orwell Medical Practice

Jane MacNaughton - Practice Manager
Tel: 01577 862112 Fax: 01577 862515

Lathro, Muirs, Kinross KY13 8FP

Ospadal Uibhist and Bharraigh Hospital

Tel: 01870 603603

Balivanich, Benbecula HS7 5LA

Park Avenue Medical Centre (Dundee)

Tom Stott - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 462222 Fax: 01382 452866 Email:

Park Avenue , Dundee DD4 6PP

Park Avenue Medical Centre (Stirling)

Tel: 0178 6473529

9 Park Avenue , Stirling Fk8 2QR

Park Road Practice

Nicola Gilmore - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 418931 Fax: 01383 419007 Email:

Health Centre , Park Road, Rosyth, Fife KY11 2SE

Park Street Medical Practice

Anne Ryder - Practice Manager
Tel: 0132 4623577 Fax: 0132 4633636

6 Park Street , Falkirk FK1 1RE

Park Terrace Medical Practice

Tel: 0178 6445888

7a Park Terrace FK82JT

Parkgrove and East Craigs Medical Centre (Branch Surgery)

Jim Aitken - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 3126600 Fax: 0131 3127798

22B Parkgrove Terrace , Edinburgh EH4 7NX

Parkgrove and East Craigs Medical Centre (Main Surgery)

Jim Aitken - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 3396670 Fax: 0131 3178629

10 Bughtlin Market , East Craigs, Edinburgh EH12 8XP

Parkhead Health Centre

Tel: 0141 5319000 Fax: 0141 5319009

101 Salamanca Street , Glasgow G31 5BA

Parkhead Hospital

Tel: 0141 211 8300 Fax: 0141 211 8370

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G31 5ES

Parkview Practice

Tel: 0132 4554411 Fax: 0132 4553629

Park Drive , Stenhousemuir FK5 3BB

Partick Community Centre for Health

Tel: 0141 2111400

547 Dumbarton Road , Partick, Glasgow G11 6HU

Path House Medical Practice

Fiona McGirr - Practice Manager
Tel: 08444 773113 Fax: 01592 644550 Email:

7 Nether Street , Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 2PG

Pathhead Medical Practice

Moira Grant - Practice Manager
Tel: 01876 320302 Fax: 01875 320494

Pathhead Medical Centre , 210 Main Street, Pathhead EH37 5PP

Pathways PTSD Treatment

Tel: 01248 372366 Fax: 0800 9172413 Email:

P.O. Box 196 , Bangor LL57 9DD

Penicuik Medical Practice

Gillian McKenzie - Practice Manager
Tel: 01968 672612 Fax: 01968 671543

The Health Centre , 37 Imrie Place , Penicuik EH26 8LF


Tel: 0131 475 2380 Fax: 0131 476 2391 Email:

Norton Park , 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY

Provides services for mental health sufferers, online forums to discuss shared issues, and a helpline.

Perth Royal Infirmary

Tel: 01738 623311

Perth , Perthshire PH1 1NX

Peterculter Medical Practice

Alison Mackay - Practice Manager
Tel: 0122 4733535 Email: /

Coronation Road , Peterculter, Aberdeen AB14 0RP

Peterhead Community Hospital

Tel: 01779 478234

Peterhead , Aberdeenshire AB42 2XB

Peterhead Health Centre

Diane McArthur - Practice Manager
Tel: 0177 9474841 Fax: 0177 9482571

The Health Centre , Links Terrace, Peterhead AB42 2XA

Pitcairn Practice Leuchars & Balmullo (Balmullo)

Marie Ferguson - Practice Manager
Tel: 01334 839210 Fax: 01334 838770 Email:

1 Pitcairn Drive , Balmullo, Fife KY16 0DZ

Pitcairn Practice Leuchars & Balmullo (Leuchars)

Marie Ferguson - Practice Manager
Tel: 01334 871164 Email:

11 Main Street , Leuchars KY16 0HB

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