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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Pitlochry Community Hospital
Tel: 01796 472052
Pitlochry , Perthshire PH16 5FG
Linda Blackmoore - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 2295914 Fax: 0131 2219897
72 Polwarth Gardens , Edinburgh EH11 1LL
Port Ellen Practice
Tel: 0149 6302103 Fax: 01496 302112
Back Road , Prot Ellen, Argyll & Bute PA42 7DR
Port William Surgery
Janice Bell - Practice Manager
Tel: 0198 8700223 Fax: 0198 8700815 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mochrum Road , Port William DG8 9QP
Portree Community Hospital
Tel: 01478 613200
Portree , Isle of Skye IV51 9BZ
Portree Medical Centre
Tel: 0147 8612013 Fax: 014786 12340
Portree , Isle of Skye IV51 9BZ
Portsoy Medical Practice
Aileen Wilson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0126 1842336 Fax: 0126 1842000
16 Seafield Terrace , Portsoy AB45 2GB
Primrose Lane Medical Centre
Stephen Barratt - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 414874 Fax: 01383 418686 Email: email@example.com
3-5 Jutland Street , Rosyth KY11 2ZL
Princes Street Sugery (Dundee)
Jackie Ayres - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 461090 Fax: 1382461091 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
155 Princes Street , Dundee DD4 6DG
Princes Street Surgery (Caithness)
Tel: 0184 7893154 Fax: 0184 892113
69 Princes Street , Thurso, Caithness KW14 7DH
Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion
Tel: 0131 536 1000
Edinburgh , Midlothian EH3 9HA
Princess Royal Maternity
Tel: 0141 211 5400
Glasgow , Lanarkshire G31 2ER
Professor Charles Swainson
- Medical Director
Tel: 0131 465 5812 Email: Charles.Swainson@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
Waverley Gate , 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG
Protland Medical Practice
Tel: 0156 3522411 Fax: 0156 3545499 Email: email@example.com
Protland Medical Practice , 34 Portland Road KA1 2DL
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