Flu Vaccination/Covid Booster

The practice will be carrying out the above vaccinations for all patients over 80 years of age and all housebound patients only. We will be contacting these patients by letter.

Travel Clinic

As of 1st May 2016 there is a £20.00 administration fee for costs relating to travel immunisations.  This fee will need to be settled at the time of submitting your application

Prior to travelling please allow as much time as possible to arrange your appointment for the Travel Clinic (preferably at least 6 – 8 weeks or more), which will be with the Practice Nurse. The Nurse will require to know which countries, and areas within countries, that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible, as a second appointment will be required with the Practice Nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

NB  If travelling at short Notice, best to attend Specialist Travel Clinics who can advise on accelerated courses. Patients should attend the Surgery or Specialist Travel Clinic 6 to 8 weeks prior to departure.

Kilwinning Medical Practice Travel – here in the Surgery

Vaccines

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

Please note only the undernoted vaccines are available on NHS Prescriptions:-

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B – can be provided if required.
  • Typhoid
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Polio

Anti-malarial drugs can be purchased from your local Community Pharmacists who will advise you and of your areas of travel.

Travel Form

You can also complete the online Travel form and send this to us (this must be submitted at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to travel).

Healthy Travel Leaflet

You may find the following leaflet helpful when making your travel arrangements.

Advice on Malaria will be given.

Please download and print our useful guide below about Mosquito advice.

Specialist Travel Clinics

If you are unable to wait for our next available travel advice appointment, as advised by the reception staff, then you can attend a MASTA clinic or any other Specialist Travel Clinic. Please be aware that charges will apply.

What the Specialist Travel Clinics can provide

If you require any of the following additional vaccines: Rabies, Yellow Fever, Meningococcal ACWY, Cholera, Japanese Encephalitis, Tick Borne Encephalitis.

Glasgow Travel Clinic0141 889 7656
Ayrshire Central Hospital 
Tuesdays 11:00am-12:30pm  
By Appointment ONLY – Dr Allan’s Secretary.
 
01563 577970
Glasgow Airport
Monday to Friday by appointment ONLY
0141 848 4800

Masta

Masta offer travel health consultations, vaccinations (including yellow fever at MASTA nurse lead clinics and selected community pharmacies), antimalarials and travel related retail items. MASTA (Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad), was established over 30 years ago and we now operate one of the largest network of private travel clinics in the UK.

Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions

Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the United Kingdom. However, to ensure good patient care the following guidance is offered. People travelling to Europe should be advised to apply for a Global Health Insurance Card.

Medication required for a pre-existing condition should be provided in sufficient quantity to cover the journey and to allow the patient to obtain medical attention abroad. If the patient is returning within the timescale of their usual prescription, then this should be issued (the maximum duration of a prescription is recommended by the Care Trust to be two months, although it is recognised that prescription quantities are sometimes greater than this). Patients are entitled to carry prescribed medicines, even if originally classed as controlled drugs, for example, morphine sulphate tablets.

For longer visits abroad, the patient should be advised to register with a local doctor for continuing medication (this may need to be paid for by the patient).

General practitioners are not responsible for prescriptions of items required for conditions which may arise while travelling, for example travel sickness or diarrhoea. Patients should be advised to purchase these items from community pharmacies prior to travel.

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