Please allow as much time as possible (6 weeks or more) before you travel, this will ensure that you are more likely to be fully vaccinated before departing to your destination.
If you wish Travel Advice please print off and complete the Travel Risk Assessment Form below and return it to the surgery for the Practice Nurse (copies can also be obtained from Reception).
(copies can be obtained at Reception if unable to download or print)
Please note only the undernoted vaccines are available on NHS Prescriptions:-
- Hepatitis A
Advice on Malaria will be given. Antimalarial drugs can be issued by private prescription for a fee.
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
All other vaccines are available at the Brownlee Centre, which is based at:
1053 Great Western Road
Glasgow, G12 0YN
Phone: 0141 211 1074
If you are unable to wait for our next available travel advice appointment, as advised by the reception staff, then you can attend any Private Travel Clinic. Charges will apply at these clinics. If you wish further information before you travel please visit the following web site for further detailed information.
Go to Health care abroad for information concerning medical cover in other countries.
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 week’s 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.