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.

Link Here>>

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Riverview Medical Centre

Tel: 0150 5320208

6/8 George Street , Johnstone PA5 8SL

Riverview Practice

Tel: 0195 5602355 Fax: 01955 605496

Martha Terrace , Wick, Caithness KW1 5EL

RNI Community Hospital

Tel: 01463 706966

Inverness , Inverness-shire IV3 5SF

Roadmeetings Hospital

Tel: 01555 773 622 (Ward 1A); 01555 773 623 (Ward 1B)

Carluke , Lanarkshire ML8 4PS

Roodlands General Hospital

Tel: 0131 536 8300

Haddington , East Lothian EH41 3PF

Rose Garden Medical Centre

Marion Martens - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 5541274 Fax: 0313 5552159

4 Mill Lane , Edinburgh EH6 6TL

Rosehall Surgery

Tel: 08444 778936 Fax: 01501 825077

269 Station Road , Dykeheald, Scotts ML7 4AR

Rosemount Medical Group

Tel: 0845 3370520

1 View Terrace , Aberdeen AB25 2RS

Roslin Medical Practice

Linda Wilson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 4402043 Fax: 0131 4407825

122 Penicuik Road , Roslin EH25 9NT

Ross Hall Hospital

Tel: 0141 810 3151

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G52 3NQ

Ross Memorial Hospital

Tel: 01349 863313

Dingwall , Ross-shire IV15 9QT

Ross Mull and Iona Medical Services

Tel: 0168 1700261 Fax: 01681 700638

The Surgery , Bunessan, Isle of Mull, Argyll & Bute PA67 6DG

Rosslynlee Hospital

Tel: 0131 536 7600

Midlothian EH25 9QE

Rothes Medical Centre

Tel: 0134 0831435

High Steet , Rothes, Moray AB38 7AT

Rothes Medical Practice (Main Surgery)

Susan Davidson - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 771177 Fax: 01592 631208 Email:

Glenrothes, Fife KY7 4RH

Rowanbank Clinic

Tel: 0141 232 6400

Balornock, Glasgow , Lanarkshire G21 3UL

Roxburgh Street Surgery

Mr George Ainslie - Practice Manager
Tel: 01896 752557 Fax: 01896 755374

10 Roxburgh Street , Galashiels TD1 1PE,-wright--and--leaver-galashiels

Roxburghe House

Tel: 0845 456 6000

Aberdeen , Aberdeenshire AB25 3AE

Royal Aberdeen Children`s Hospital

Tel: 0845 456 6000

Foresterhill, Aberdeen , Aberdeenshire AB25 2ZG

Royal Alexandra Hospital

Tel: 0141 887 9111 Fax: 0141 887 6701

Paisley , Renfrewshire PA2 9PN

Royal Alexandra Hospital Elderly Mental Health Unit

Tel: 0141 887 9111 Fax: 0141 887 6701

Paisley , Renfrewshire PA2 9PN

Royal Cornhill Hospital

Tel: 0845 456 6000

Aberdeen , Aberdeenshire AB25 2ZH

Royal Dundee Liff Hospital

Tel: 01382 423000

Dundee , Angus DD2 5NF

Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Tel: 0131 537 6000

Edinburgh , Midlothian EH10 5HF

Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Tel: 0131 536 0000

Edinburgh , Midlothian EH9 1LF

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