When travelling, please allow as much time as possible to arrange your travel appointment with the practice. This will ensure that you are more likely to be fully vaccinated before you depart to your destination. We advise you attend to arrange your appointment at least six weeks before you travel.
Please note that only the undernoted vaccines are available on NHS Prescriptions:
- Hepatitis A
Advice on malaria will be given if required.
Immunisation against infectious Hepatitis (Hepatitis A) is available free of charge on the NHS in connection with travel abroad. However, Hepatitis B is not routinely available free of charge and therefore you may be charged for this vaccination when requested in connection with travel abroad.
If you wish a travel advice appointment, submit a travel questionnaire.
These can be obtained:
- By completing and submitting our on-line form
- In person, via our reception desk
Be sure to include a daytime contact telephone number so that the practice nurse or doctor can contact you if they encounter any problems with your form.
Upon receipt, admin staff will arrange a travel clinic appointment.
Fit for Travel
If you wish further information before you travel please click the link for Fit For Travel where further information can be obtained relating to your holiday/travel destination.
Information concerning your vaccination history can be issued by the practice, please submit a request in writing to reception staff and allow at least three working days before collection. There may be a charge for this service, please ask at reception.
If you are looking for information about insect repellents, mosquito nets, first aid kits and other travel related products then please click the link for http://www.staywelltravel.co.uk/
Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions
A Scottish home and Health Department circular from 1971 clarifies the position on prescribing for patients going abroad for extended periods. It states:-
“If a patient intends to go away for a longer period (than two to three months holiday) he/she may not be regarded as a resident of this country and would not be entitled to the benefits of the National Health Service. It may not be in the patient’s best interest for him/her to continue to self-medication over such longer periods…. If a patient is going abroad for a long period, he/she should be prescribed sufficient drugs to meet his/her requirements only until such time as he can place himself/herself in the care of a doctor at his/her destination.”
Where ongoing medical attention is not necessary, the patient may be given a private prescription.