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.
To refine your searches by local authorities choose from the form below and click search.
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
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
Tel: 01475 633777
Greenock , Renfrewshire PA16 9HA
Lynn McGowan - Practice Manager
Tel: 01307 463558 Fax: 01307 4689000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Road , Forfar DD8 2AE
Red Deer Centre
Tel: 01355 593 450
Westwood, East Kilbride G75 8NH
Tel: 0845 119 2020 Email: email@example.com
Renfrew Health and Social Work Centre
Tel: 0141 2077400 Fax: 0141 2077403
10 Ferry Road , Renfrew PA4 8RU
Rhinns Medical Centre
Tel: 0149 6850210 Fax: 01496 850511
Prot Charlotte , Isle of Islay, Argyll & Bute PA48 7UD
Riccarton General Practice
Carol Pearson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 4513010 Fax: 0131 4513503
Heriot-Watt UniversityMedical Centre , Edinburgh EH14 4AS
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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