The Practice no longer provides Travel Advice or Travel Immunisations.
- Patients can access information on what vaccinations are required, together with malarial and safe travel advice at Home – Fit for Travel.
- Four Travel Vaccines are available on the NHS (Typhoid, Hepatitis A, DPT and Cholera) at no direct cost to the patient.
Please remember to allow at least 6-8 weeks to arrange your vaccination appointment before departure. If you are pregnant or have a child travelling under the age of 2 years you should seek advice and all vaccinations required from your journey from the travel clinic.
Travel insurance – please ensure you have arranged adequate travel insurance that covers health emergencies and repatriation.
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.
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.
Private Travel Clinics
You can also attend a MASTA clinic or any other Private Travel Clinic. Please be aware that charges will apply.
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.
Other Travel Clinics
10 Warrender Park Terrace
Edinburgh EH9 1JA
Tel: 0131 229 6314
SUPERDRUG TRAVEL CLINIC
83 Princes St
Edinburgh EH2 2ER
Tel: 0333 311 1007
Superdrug Travel Clinic
THE SPECIALIST TRAVEL CLINIC
Ward 41, Regional Infectious Diseases Unit
Western General Hospital
Crewe Road South
Edinburgh EH4 2XU
Tel: 0906 589 0380
ADVENTURE AND TOURlSM TRAVEL CLINIC –
Leith Mount Surgery
2 Lindsay St
Edinburgh EH6 4EG
Tel: 0131 561 1945
HEALTH LINK 360
Edinburgh lnternational Health Centre
Musselburgh EH21 8PW
TeI: 0131 653 3767
ADVENTURE AND TOURISM CLINIC
5 Mill Lane
Tel: 0131 536 8818
Carry out a free travel assessment only charging you for vaccinations you require from them.
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.