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>>

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Aboyne Medical Practice

Aboyne Medical Practice

Tel: 0133 9886345 Fax: 0133 9887804

Bellword Road , Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5HQ

Abronhill Health Centre

Tel: 01236 723223 Fax: 01236 781426

Pine Road , Abronhill, Cumbernauld G67 3BE

Academy Medical Centre

John Wallace – Practice Manager
Tel: 01307 462316 Fax: 01307 463623 Email: johnwallace@nhs.net

Academy Street , Forfar DD8 2HA

Adams-Strump, B.J.

Tel: 0141 4274271

7 Midlock Street , Glasgow G51 1SL

ADAPT

Tel: 01592 321321

 

ADAPT cover the whole of Fife and are funded by the ADP to provide a triage service to other agencies for people suffering from problamatic substance misuse to receive treatment.

For further information or advice call the helpline on 01592 321321.

Airdrie Health Centre

Tel: 01236 768181 Fax: 01236 750704

Monkscourt Avenue , Airdrie ML6 0JU

Airth Health Centre

Tel: 0132 4831532 Fax: 0132 4831532

Graham Terrace , Airrth FK2 8LF