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Kingswells Medical Practice Kingswood Drive, Kingswells, AB15 8TB
Tel: 745800 Fax: 745820

Kingswells Medical Practice is a branch of the Victoria Street Medical Group. It has a team of four doctors, Dr Gavin Stark, Dr Sandra Grant, Dr Gregor Howe, Dr Carmel Murphy, and a practice nurse , two receptionists, a medical secretary and a practice manager.

Opening hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday, (Wednesday afternoon closed at 12:30 pm).

When Kingswells Medical Practice is closed, on a Wednesday afternoon and a Saturday morning, urgent medical attention can be sort from the Victoria Street Medical Practice, 7 Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QW. Tel: 64193

Kingswells Pharmacy Unit 1, Village Centre, Kingswells, AB15 8TB Tel: 749495.

Kingswells Pharmacy provides NHS and private prescription dispensing, free health care advise, 24 hour photo service and a 48 hour dry-cleaning service.

Opening hours: 8:45 am to 5:45 pm, Monday to Friday and 9:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Saturday

Kingswells Nursing Home Kingswood Drive, Kingswells, AB15 8TB

Tel: 749106/749108 Fax: 745820

Kingswells Nursing Home provides specialist dementia care.

Holiday Health Care Information provided by Kingswells Pharmacy

A visit to your local pharmacy is a good place to start. You'll receive expert health care advice on what you can do to look after your health and your family's health.


Always wear a high sunscreen factor. It is recommended that factor 15 and above should be worn by everyone. If your do get sunburnt remember the following.

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whitesquare.gif (81 bytes)First Aid items for minor cuts and wounds

Things that you should remember to bring include waterproof plasters, bandages, cotton wool, tweezers, and safety pins. Some countries require all cars to carry first aid kits. Antiseptic creams are easier to carry than liquids.

Travel Sickness

Many travel sickness tablets are available to stop sickness. Most of the medicines cause you to be sleepy but Stugeron" is one brand that is least sedating. Ask your pharmacist for further advice.


The best advice is to stop eating for 24 hours and to drink plenty of fluids. However, if you do want to eat then you must avoid milky foods since they may make the diarrhoea worse. Loperamide is available to buy from the pharmacy for adults and children over 12 years

Indigestion Remedies

Overeating, different food and over drinking can all lead to upset stomachs and indigestion.

Insect Repellents

These are now an essential part of holiday luggage for home and abroad. The Scottish midge is one of the most ferocious and feared insect. Products that contain DEET are the most effective.

Cold Sore Treatment

These can be provoked by strong sunlight. Sun block sticks are useful and Zovirax" cream is a very effective treatment.

Treatment of bites and strings

It is important that you contact your GP if you have been bitten in the mouth or throat because swelling may occur that might result in breathing problems. Sucking an ice cube may reduce the swelling.


Many condoms sold abroad do not meet the same safety requirements in the UK.

Other items that you may want to remember include films, moist wipes, glucose travel sweets, ear plugs for swimming and noise reduction. These products are all available from your local pharmacy. Finally remember and enjoy your holiday!!



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