0131 550 1561 office@veteransscotland.org.uk

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>>

To refine your searches by local authorities choose from the form below and click search.

Travelling Abroad with a Medical Condition or Disability.

In today’s world, travel isn’t restrictive. Regardless of whether you’re fit and health, have a physical impairment, learning disability, or any other condition, there should be no excuse to avoid travelling.

The various guides available via the link below may be able to assist in your planning and highlight areas for consideration.

Links Here



Winchburgh Medical Practice

Sheena Hogg – Practice Manager
Tel: 01506 890210 Fax: 01506 890818

Winchburgh Health Centre , Niddry Road, Winchburgh EH52 6RX

Wishaw Health Centre

Tel: 01698 361716 Fax: 01698 355086

Kenilworth Avenue , Wishaw ML2 7BQ

Woodend Hospital

Tel: 0845 456 6000

Eday Road , Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB15 6XS

www.nhsgrampian.org

Woodside Health Centre

Tel: 0141 5319200 Fax: 0141 5319202

Barr Street , Glasgow G20 7LR

Woodside Medical Group

Kirsty Cook – Practice Manager
Tel: 0122 4492828 Fax: 0122 4276173

80 Western Road , Woodside, Aberdeen AB24 4SU

www.nhsgrampian.org/woodside

Woolmanhill Hospital

Tel: 0845 456 6000

Skene Street , Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB25 1LD

www.nhsgrampian.org

Yokermill Medical Practice

Tel: 0141 9592118

6 Yorkermill Road , Glasgow G13 4PF