NHS Scotland provides vaccinations for travel purposes – GP Practices no longer provide any vaccinations.
For further information please visit the NHS webpage
Patients should be asked to access information on what vaccinations are required, together with malarial and safe travel advice at Home – Fit for Travel. The website allows then to select their destination and then view the requirements for the destination before contacting the providers on the board website.
To request a copy of your vaccination history from your records please request this by emailing the Practice [email protected] with your name, date of birth, address and confirmation you are are requesting a copy of your vaccination history
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.