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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Pitlochry Community Hospital


Tel: 01796 472052

Pitlochry , Perthshire PH16 5FG

www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk

Plean Clinic


Tel: 0178 6817118 Fax: 01786 813434

Carbrook Drive , Plean FK7 8DW

PMS Homeless Health


Tel: 0141 2482662

55 Hunter Street , Glasgow G4 0UP

Pollock Health Centre


Tel: 0141 5316800 Fax: 0141 5316808

21 Cowglen Road , Glasgow G53 6EQ

Pollokshaws Clinic


Tel: 0141 5777720 Fax: 0141 5777780

35 Wellgreen , Pollokshaws, Glasgow G43 1RR

Polmont Park Medical Group


Tel: 0132 4715753

Polmont , Falkirk FK2 0XF

Polwarth Surgery

Linda Blackmoore - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 2295914 Fax: 0131 2219897

72 Polwarth Gardens , Edinburgh EH11 1LL

Port Appin Surgery


Tel: 0163 1730271 Fax: 016317 30642

Port Appin , Argyll & Bue PA38 4DE

Port Ellen Practice


Tel: 0149 6302103 Fax: 01496 302112

Back Road , Prot Ellen, Argyll & Bute PA42 7DR

Port Glasgow Health Centre


Tel: 0147 5745321

2 Bay Street , Port Glasgow PA14 5EW

Port William Surgery

Janice Bell - Practice Manager
Tel: 0198 8700223 Fax: 0198 8700815 Email: dumf-uhb.gpclin.y18127@nhs.net

Mochrum Road , Port William DG8 9QP

www.nhsdg.scot.nhs.uk/dumfries/9769.html

Portland Surgery


Tel: 0129 2314289 Fax: 0129 2317837

Portland Surgery , 1 Dukes Road KA10 6QR

Portlethen Medical Centre


Tel: 0122 4780223

Portlethen , Aberdeenshire AB12 4QP

Portobello Medical Practice


265 Portobello High Street , Edinburgh EH15 2AW

Portree Community Hospital


Tel: 01478 613200

Portree , Isle of Skye IV51 9BZ

www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk

Portree Medical Centre


Tel: 0147 8612013 Fax: 014786 12340

Portree , Isle of Skye IV51 9BZ

www.portreemedical.scot.nhs.uk

Portsoy Medical Practice

Aileen Wilson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0126 1842336 Fax: 0126 1842000

16 Seafield Terrace , Portsoy AB45 2GB

Possilpark Health Centre


Tel: 0141 5316120 Fax: 0141 5316125

85 Denmark Street , Glasgow G22 5EG

Primrose Lane Medical Centre

Stephen Barratt - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 414874 Fax: 01383 418686 Email: stephen.barratt@nhs.net

3-5 Jutland Street , Rosyth KY11 2ZL

Princes Street Sugery (Dundee)

Jackie Ayres - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 461090 Fax: 1382461091 Email: jacquiayres@nhs.net

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

www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Princess Royal Maternity


Tel: 0141 211 5400

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G31 2ER

www.nhsggc.org.uk

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: admin@portlandmedicalpractice.co.uk

Protland Medical Practice , 34 Portland Road KA1 2DL

www.portlandmedicalpractice.co.uk

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