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 only the undernoted vaccines are available on NHS Prescriptions:-
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 please attend the Practice and request a Travel Advice Form. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can download, print and complete the Travel Form prior to your attendance at the Practice. When completed you or your representative must present this form to the receptionist who will then issue you with a travel appointment.
Please note this form must be completed as fully as possible and you must include a daytime contact telephone number so that the Practice Nurse or Doctor can contact you if they encounter any problems with your form. Travel clinics are nurse lead, please do not arrange an appointment with the Doctor in relation to travel, unless this has been specially arranged for you at the reception desk. The Nurse will advise you of any vaccinations required when you attend. Posted or e-mailed forms are not accepted.
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.
The Practice Nurse or Doctor can only issue information concerning your vaccination history. Reception staff are not qualified to release this information to you. As your vaccination status is very important, your records require to be checked by a clinician. To obtain your vaccination history please submit this request in writing to the Practice Nurse, C Wing, Woodside Health Centre, Barr Street Glasgow G20 7LR. Please allow at least seven to ten working days for your reply, there is a £10.00 charge for this service, please enclose your payment with your request, making your cheque or postal order payable to Dr Webster and Partners.
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.