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eConsult opening times

As outlined in the recent 'Message from the Practice' (available in 'Latest News') we are currently working to improve our use of triage.  Part of this involves a reduction of the hours the eConsult service will be available.  The service will now be available between 8 and 11am Monday to Friday.  Patients should use this as their first point of contact for routine medical conditions or administrative requests.  As always more urgent matters will be dealt with on the day by the duty team.  The Practice is also developing new Triage streams that should improve access for all patients and we will keep you informed of developments here. 

FLU and COVID-19 booster IMMUNISATIONS

As you are aware the practice will again not be carrying out you flu immunisations this year. Please do not call the practice to make flu appointments

Flu Call Centre –  0345 337 9899,    Email – Gram.flu-info@nhs.scot

In 2017, the Scottish Government and the Scottish General Practitioners Committee (SGPC) agreed vaccinations would move away from a model based on GP delivery to one based on NHS Board delivery through dedicated teams.

There followed the significant work around the COVID-19 vaccination program that is ongoing.

Clinics will again be set up in a number of locations across Grampian within secondary schools and community spaces such as sports halls, churches and any other large venues that can allow for social distancing. Measures will be put in place to ensure health and safety is priority.”

The www.nhsinform.scot website will have information about eligible groups for both Flu and COVID-19 boosters when this information is released.

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The travel clinic is held on a Friday afternoon.The clinic is run by nurses who have had specialist training in travel health issues. Appointments need to be booked beforehand. You can only be seen at this clinic if you have at least 6 weeks left before travelling (subject availability of appointments) . There is no cost for attending this clinic.

This clinic is for people travelling abroad on holiday.

 

If you are travelling at short notice or do not have 6 weeks left before you travel there are a number of alternative travel clinics available, these are:

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DUTHIE PHARMACYAddress: 18 Grant Street, Elgin IV30 5UE

Phone: 01343 835370

https://www.facebook.com/duthie16/

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Bishopmill Pharmacy

20 North Street
Bishopmill
Elgin
IV30 4EF
TEL 01343 547374

 

The Travel Clinic (do not see children under 16)

GO Healthy services

Maryhill House

Elgin

( Next to Maryhill Health Centre)

01343 567386 ( Mon – Fri )

 

Private Travel Clinic

Industrial Doctors

Aberdeen

01224 788800  ( Mon – Fri )

 

NHS Grampian Travel Clinic

GO Health Services

Bennnachie Building 

Royal Cornhill Hospital 

Aberdeen 

01224 553663 

 

RS Occupational Health

10 Lotland St, Inverness,

Inverness-Shire IV1 1PA

01463 240286 (clinics Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm )

 

MASTA Travel Clinic

ArkOccupational Health

213 George Street

Aberdeen

01224 562747 (clinics most days Mon - Fri )

 

 

 

Nurses are NOT available to give travel advice over the telephone.

 

Some immunisations for travel abroad are not available on the NHS and there will be a charge for these. These are listed in the Travel Clinic Questionnaire located at the bottom of this page.

 

If you are working abroad you need to access travel advice and immunisations including prescriptions for antimalarials (if required) through your employer’s occupational health scheme or from one of the private clinics listed in the Travel Clinic Questionnaire document at the bottom of the page

  

 

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

 

EuropeEurope & RussiaNorth AmericaNorth America
Central AmericaCentral AmericaSouth AmericaSouth America
CaribbeanCaribbeanAfricaAfrica
Middle EastMiddle EastCentral AsiaCentral Asia
East AsiaEast AsiaAustralasia Australasia and Pacific

It is important that the date for your travel appointment is as early as possible - at least 8 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.

 


Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice, once you have booked an appointment please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.

Travel Clinic Letter 2017.doc


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)

 

 
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