If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include 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 - at least 6 weeks before you travel - 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.
Most travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because travel vaccination is not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore is a chargeable service.
For advice re travel vaccination www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
Travel Health Questionnaire To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form and send to the surgery before coming to see the nurse.Travel Questionnaire
Routine Children are sent reminders for their injections, which are given at bi-monthly sessions. A Doctor or our Nurse Practitioner is always present. TetanusAll patients are encouraged to keep their immunisations up to date. InfluenzaVaccinations are available in autumn at your request. It is now recommended that all patients over the age of 65 years old have this vaccination annually. They are also recommended for patients with chronic illness. Please let us know if you would like one. PneumovaxRecommended for patients with chronic illness and patients over the age of 65. TravelAppropriate vaccinations are available. Remember that you may need to start the programme of injections about six weeks before travelling, particularly if you are going somewhere exotic. There will be a charge for some of these vaccinations. Please ask the Receptionist for details. For advice on travel vaccines www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
We are now able to offer Herpes Zoster Vaccinations (Shingles Vaccinations). In line with national guidelines will be calling patients in. Please see the attached information for further details
Shingles eligibility information
You may find some of the recommended sources of information listed below useful. But WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU. Making an appointment to see a doctor or nurse is easy just contact the surgery on 01643 703441. If you are 18 or over you can also legally apply for on line access to your medical records to book appointments electronically.
If you don't feel comfortable in coming into to the surgery for any reason, maybe you are embarrased, concerned that you will be seen or worried that you or your family might know the members of staff that you may meet, then you can phone and ask to speak to the Young Persons' Lead in confidence.
If you feel unable to do that, but need help or advice immediately, then you can contact one of the other practices in the area and ask to see a clinician there. Simply phone one of the surgeries from the list below and advise them that you need to see a clinician in confidence.
If you need help now from a doctor or nurse we are happy to see you even if this is not your usual GP Practice.
NEW MATERNITY SELF-BOOKING AT T&S On Monday 11th March the Maternity Digital Transformation programme launched a new online self-referral form on the T&S website maternity for newly pregnant women to register for maternity services. This will allow their admin. team to complete pre-registration information required for clinical systems as they prepare to offer a ‘paper-light’ clinical documentation system, Medway Maternity. The form collects basic demographic details alongside basic obstetric and medical history. Once a self-referral has been submitted a midwife will contact the patient directly to offer early pregnancy advice and to arrange an appointment at a suitable time and place. When a pregnant lady presents at your surgery to request a booking appointment please also direct her to complete the online form services to allow direct communication with her midwife before her appointment
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