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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PTSD Resolution

Tel: 0845 0217873 Email:

Meadow Cottage , Poundfield Road, Chalvington,, Sussex BN27 3TH

Quarryside Practice

Tel: 0150 5321733

Linden Medical Practice , 25 Floors Street, Johnstone PA5 8PZ

Queen Margaret Hospital

Tel: 01383 623623

Dunfermline , Fife KY12 0SU

Racecourse Road Medical Group

Tel: 0129 2886622 Fax: 0129 2269774

Racecourse Road Medical Group , 3Racecourse Road, Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran KA7 2DD

Radnor Street Surgery

Tel: 0141 3346111

3 Radnor Street , Glasgow G3 7 UA

Raigmore Hospital

Tel: 01463 704000

Inverness , Inverness-shire IV2 3UJ

Randolph Wemyss Day Hospital

Tel: 01592 712427

Buckhaven , Fife KY8 1HU

Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital

Tel: 01592 712427

Buckhaven, Leven , Fife KY8 1HU

Ravenscraig Hospital

Tel: 01475 633777

Greenock , Renfrewshire PA16 9HA

Ravenswood Surgery

Lynn McGowan - Practice Manager
Tel: 01307 463558 Fax: 01307 4689000 Email:

New Road , Forfar DD8 2AE

Red Deer Centre

Tel: 01355 593 450

Westwood, East Kilbride G75 8NH

Relationships Scotland

Tel: 0845 119 2020 Email:

Renfrew Health and Social Work Centre

Tel: 0141 2077400 Fax: 0141 2077403

10 Ferry Road , Renfrew PA4 8RU

Renton Intergrated Healthy Living Centre

Tel: 0138 9722250

Main Street , Renton G82 4PD

Rhinns Medical Centre

Tel: 0149 6850210 Fax: 01496 850511

Prot Charlotte , Isle of Islay, Argyll & Bute PA48 7UD

Rhynie Surgery

Tel: 0146 4861271

Manse Road , Rhynie, Aberdeenshire AB54 4HD

Riccarton General Practice

Carol Pearson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 4513010 Fax: 0131 4513503

Heriot-Watt UniversityMedical Centre , Edinburgh EH14 4AS

Rigside Surgery

Tel: 01555 880204 Fax: 01555 880716

Ferndale , Ayr Road, Rigside, Lanark ML11 9NP


Tel: 0184 7892027 Fax: 018478 92690

Janet Street , Thurson, Caithness KW14 7AR

Riverbank Surgery

Tel: 0136 9840279 Fax: 01369 840664

Kilmun , Argyll & Bute PA23 8SE

Riverside Medical Practice (Coylton)

Tel: 0129 2571240 Fax: 0129 2571242

Riverside Medical Practice , 11 Hole Road, Coylton KA6 6JL

Riverside Medical Practice (Dalrymple)

Tel: 0129 25666645

Riverside Medical Practice , 6 Portland Road, Dalrymple KA6 6DN

Riverside Medical Practice (Inverness)

Tel: 0146 3715999 Fax: 01463 718763

Ness Walk , Inverness, Inverness-shire IV3 5PW

Riverside Medical Practice (Patna)

Tel: 0129 2531367 Fax: 0129 2531033

Riverside Medical Practice , 1 Doonside Avenue, Patna KA6 7LX

Riverside Medical Practice (Rankinston)

Riverside Medical Practice , The Community Centre, Rankinston KA6 7HB

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