Travel Vaccinations and Medications

Before travelling out of the UK it is important to check which vaccines you may need for travel to the country you are going to.

The GP surgery does not perform a travel planning appointment, you will need to have a consultation at a specialist travel centre/helpline.  They will complete a risk assessment to determine which vaccines are needed to travel safely.  For example Masta – online consultation/telephone appointment, Boots Pharmacy.

For this appointment you will need your vaccination history which can be found using the online access to you GP record(Patient Access or NHS App).

If you need to request your vaccination record from Kirkoswald Surgery please complete an E-consult (which can be found on Kirkoswald Surgery website) and your vaccination record will then be emailed to you, using the email address on your GP record. 

Please allow a minimum of 48 hours for this to be completed.

If recommended by the travel clinic, we can provide the following vaccinations free on the NHS to travellers:

  • Twinrix (Hepatitis A/B), Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (DTP), Typhoid and Revaxis

Appointments for the above vaccines are only available if you have been advised they are required by a travel clinic. Please give at least 4 weeks’ notice when booking an appointment with the practice nurse. You must bring the travel clinic documentation with you and the nurse will check eligibility before administering the vaccine.

Please note that appointments for the above vaccines are not available on the day or at short notice as all vaccines have to be ordered in for each patient.

Any other vaccinations required and travel health advice should be provided by the travel clinic.

November 2023

Welcome to Kirkoswald Surgery website where you will find lots of useful information about your local Practice.


Please take time to browse and see the services that we offer. However, before you do, could we ask that you make a note of a couple of points that would be really appreciated in respect of our Dispensary. Firstly, could we ask that you give us at least 2 full working days notification to allow us to prepare all medications and secondly please note that prescriptions are currently £9.90 per item. The good news is, that for your convenience, we are now able to take card payments. However, if you prefer to pay by cash, it would be really helpful if you could have the correct change available.


Thank you for your cooperation.