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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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Airthrey Park Medical Centre

Tel: 0178 6463831 Email: John.ross@nhs.net

Hermitage Road , University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4NJ

Airyhall Clinic

Tel: 0122 4310582

Springfield Road , Aberdeen Ab15 7RF

Aitken, I.C.

Tel: 0141 5543199

245 Tollcross Road , Glasgow G31 4UW

AL Anon

Tel: 020 7403 0888 Email: enquiries@al-anonuk.org.uk

Family support for those suffering due to someone else’s alcohol misuse.

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or have died. We believe alcoholism affects the whole family, not just the drinker. We are an international organisation with over 800 support groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience in order to solve their common problems.

http://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/

Al Zubairi, A.M.

Tel: 0141 5543546

86 Springfield Road , Glasgow G40 3ET

Al-Anon

– Al-Anon Information Centre
Tel: 0141 339 8884 Email: enquiries@al-anonuk.org.uk

Mansfield Park Building Unit 6 , 22 Mansfield Street, Partick, Glasgow G11 5QP

Rehabilitation charity aiming to help reintegrate veterans to the community, teach them new skills, and give them a real interest, supported by the therapeutic benefits of working with horses.

www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Albyn Medical Practice

Val Hepple – Practice Manager
Tel: 0122 4586829

30 Albyn Place , Aberdeen AB10 1NW

www.albyn.net

Alcohol Focus Scotland

Tel: 0141 572 6700 Fax: 0141 333 1606 Email: enquiries@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk

2nd Floor , 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2LW

We provide information and signposting service for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking and our main focus is policy, development and training work.

www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk