Travel Advice & Vaccinations

If you would like travel advice or think you need immunisations or want to check your immunisations are up to date please ask at reception for a travel form. This should be completed and handed back into reception four weeks before travel.

Alternatively, you can complete our Online Travel Form to send us your details securely.

Some immunisations are available on the NHS using the usual prescription system, some are free, and some will have to be purchased privately.

A private prescription is required for malaria tablets or meningitis ACWY vaccine. These will be provided at a cost of £10 per prescription (£30 family).

We regret that we cannot provide travel advice if travel forms are handed in later than four weeks prior to travel.

Travel Form

Submit Your Travel Information Online


Minor Surgery

This is run by one of the practice doctors. The clinic is on two Thursday afternoons per month between 3.30pm and 5:30 pm and patients can report to our reception between these times.

Prior booking is now no longer required but please call first to make sure the clinic is on the particular week you wish to come. Lesions that can be treated include warts, verrucae,skin tags, seborrhoeic warts and areas of sun damaged skin. Usually the technique of cryotherapy is used where skin lesions are frozen.

Patients requiring joint injections should generally make a routine appointment with Dr please. If in doubt make a routine appointment with a doctor first.


If you are a carer, please notify the receptionists, we may be able to offer you help and advice. You may also be entitled to receive a flu vaccination each year. You do not need to identify the person you care for.

Healthy Lifestyle

Blood pressure, weight, cholesterol and well person checks, smoking, alcohol, diet and exercise advice can be sought from members of our Primary Care team.

Non-NHS Services

In addition to the wide range of NHS services that are provided free at the point of delivery, we provide other services which fall outside the NHS, for which a fee is payable. The following list is not exhaustive, but such services include:

  • The preparation of medical reports for insurance companies/solicitors;
  • Private certificates;
  • Conducting medical examinations, eg for insurance companies, driving medicals, holiday cancellations;
  • The completion of medical questionnaires for public/private authorities, e.g. OFSTED;
  • Completion of forms, eg fitness to travel;
  • Countersigning of forms, eg driving licence applications;
  • Production of letters of reference;
  • Private prescriptions.

Please see list of fees payable below. Fees are to be paid at the time that the service is delivered and payment can be made by cash or cheque payable to Drs Whitelaw, Sydney, Orr, Hanlon and Collingwood.

Please make any appointments through the Practice Secretary.