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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Travel Vaccinations

When travelling abroad it is often necessary to be given a course of vaccination treatment to prevent the spread of infectious disease.  The basic vaccinations are available from the surgery.  Vaccinations are carried out by the practice nurse. (Please contact the surgery for further information)

Many people are now travelling to exotic destinations or have complex itineraries.  It is the patient's own responsibility to find out their individual requirements for these more complex vaccinations schedules or malaria advice.  Advice may be available from your travel agent, or you can make an appointment at the Travel Advice Clinic at Ayrshire Central Hospital contact number 01563 577970.  The Glasgow Travel clinics has a base in Prestwick contact number 0141 848 4800.

You can also vist the NHS "Fit For Travel" website to find out which vaccinations you may require.  Alternatively you can visit the Department of Health Advice for Oversease Travellers website.

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


Europe Europe & RussiaNorth America North America
Central America Central Americaindia South America
egypt Carribeanlithuania Africa
bulgaria Middle Eastpoland Central Asia
china East Asiachina Australasia and Pacific
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