Over the past few years travel medicine has become increasingly specialised and we are finding that patients are travelling to ever more exotic locations. Unfortunately, some itineraries now fall outside of what we would regard as the limit of our expertise. There may be a number of complicating factors and failure to cover all aspects could nowadays be a potentially serious medico-legal issue for the health professional. For this reason, in accordance with current guidelines, we have adopted a new policy with regards to travel advice and immunisations at Castlegate Surgery.
Please complete a form for each member of your party/family and return the completed questionnaire(s) to the surgery at least 6 weeks before your departure date. If your departure date is sooner, we may not be able to complete the course of immunisations in time to guarantee full immunity and may therefore recommend another local private health clinic .
Our travel questionnaire can be downloaded via the link above or you can call into the surgery and ask for a form at reception. Please answer all questions as accurately as possible. If your trip is felt to be within our area of expertise we will contact you to make an appointment .
NOTE: If your trip is deemed to be outside of our area of expertise we will advise you who to contact for further advice. MASTA provide an excellent service and all you pay for is the phone call. In fact, we would strongly suggest that anyone travelling outside of Western Europe obtain their advice. In such circumstances, we may still be able to offer some of the vaccines/malaria prescriptions but we will need to see the written documentation that you received as evidence that the correct advice has been given and confirming the correct course of vaccines/malaria prophylaxis for you.