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.

Treatment within the NHS in Scotland for a service related condition.

Under long-standing arrangements since 1953, war pensioners were given priority NHS treatment for the conditions for which the received a war pension or gratuity, unless there was an emergency case or another case that demanded clinical priority.  Recognition of the unique obligations and sacrifices made by those who have served continues to exist.

Under the terms of the Armed Forces Covenant, veterans should face no disadvantage when accessing NHS treatment as a result of military service, compared with the civilian population.  Special consideration may be appropriate for those with conditions related to service.

Further information is available via the link Here

Scotland's Service Directory

Through Scotland's Service Directory you can find the names, addresses, opening times and service details for thousands of NHS services in Scotland.  Further information is available via the link Here

NHS Self Help Guides

The NHS have produced a range of self help guides that cover a wide range of medical needs find out more here.

Healthcare support

Veterans First Point was developed by veterans to help ex-service men and women and their families adjust to civilian life. This includes help with:

  • physical and mental health and wellbeing
  • family and relationships
  • housing
  • socialising
  • education
  • employment

They have drop-in centres across Scotland. Find your nearest centre.

Phone: 0131 221 7090

Find out about call charges

Email: V1P.Scotland@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Combat Stress gives free specialist treatment to ex-service men and women for mental health and stress problems.

Phone: 0800 138 1619

Email: helpline@combatstress.org.uk

Prosthetics services

The National Prosthetics Service (NPS) is Scotland's centre for designing and fitting prosthetic (artificial) limbs. If you've lost a limb due to your service in the armed forces and were not fitted with a prosthetic at that time, you can discuss a referral to the NPS with your local GP.

NHS24 Daylight programme

Daylight is a digital programme to improve #anxiety based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (#CBT) and is free for NHS patients based in Scotland. Available on both iOS and Android devices, you can find out more by visiting: trydaylight.com/nhsinform

2 Tiree Place

Tel: 0132 4619930 Fax: 0132 4629295

2 Tiree Place , Hallglen, Falkirk FK12PP

Abbey Health Centre

Elaine Summers – Practice Manager
Tel: 01241 872692 Fax: 01241 872976 Email: esummers@nhs.net

East Abbey Street , Arbroath DD11 1EN

Abbey King’s Park Hospital

Tel: 01786 451669

Polmaise Rd , Stirling, Stirlingshire FK7 9PU

Aberchirder Medical Group

Tel: 0146 6780213

Parkview , Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 7SW

Aberdeen Maternity Hospital

Tel: 0845 456 6000

Cornhill Road , Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB25 2ZL


Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Tel: 0845 456 6000

Cornhill Road , Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB25 2ZN


Aberfeldy and Kinloch Rannoch MP

Mary Connelly – Practice Manager
Tel: 01887 820366 Fax: 01887 829566 Email: m.connelly@nhs.net

Aberfeldy Health Centre , Taybridge Road, Aberfeldy PH15 2BH

Aberfeldy Community Hospital

Tel: 01887 820314 Fax: 01887 829604

Old Crieff Road , Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2DH


Aberfoyle Medical Centre

Tel: 0187 7382421

Main Street , Aberfoyle FK8

Aboyne Hospital

Tel: 013398 86433

Bellwood Road , Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5HQ


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