Travel Health & Immunisations

We are pleased to offer our registered patients a travel health service. Our nurse uses up-to-date information to advise you on your health needs related to destinations around the world. They can administer most vaccinations and provide prescriptions for treatments where needed.

Many people are taking long-haul holidays requiring complicated courses of vaccines. Children also need to he vaccinated for travel abroad. Most travel vaccinations are free. To assist you in these requirements please see additional travel health information below.

May we take this opportunity to wish you a pleasant trip!


Booking your Appointment with the Nurse

  • Travel Risk Assessment:
    If you're planning a trip abroad please download a copy of our Travel form here, or drop into surgery to complete a form.
  • Travel Appointment:
    Once you have handed your form in at reception, please call the surgery to book a travel clinic appointment with the nurse. 
  • Your first appointment may be by telephone or in person. At this consultation the nurse will review your travel form and advise you on the recommended travel immunisations and costs. She will advise you on the timing of subsequent appointments if necessary.
  • Please Allow Plenty of Time:
    Patients are advised to allow plenty of time for vaccinations (at least two or three months) especially if traveling to an out-of-the-way place where they'll be living or working among local people. Some courses of vaccine such as rabies or Hepatitis B need to be given over several weeks.
  • If you are planning to travel in less than 6 weeks it may not be possible for our Nurses to see you for travel vaccinations. Please ask at reception for information on local Travel Clinics who may be able to help.

Prescriptions

If you require a prescription for vaccinations this will be ready to collect 2 working days following your appointment.

Holiday Health

It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are intending to visit. lf you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack them too.

You may want to consider packing the following:

  • Paracetamol, Travel Sickness tablets, Plasters and a small crepe bandage
  • Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte, Anti-diarrhoeal e.g. lmodium
  • High factor sunscreen
  • Anti-material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
  • Condoms / other contraceptives
  • Sunhats for yourself and children

Passports

The doctor can only sign your passport application form if they have known you for over 2 years. You need to bring the completed form to the surgery with two passport photographs. Leave the form with the Receptionist and the doctor will complete as soon as possible (usually 7-10 days). There is a charge for this service.

Mosquito Bite Avoidance for Travellers

In many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, malaria, yellow fever and Zika. Here are five simple rules you should follow to reduce your risk of infections spread by mosquitoes.

Download this Information Leaflet for further Information.

Information about Countries & Vaccinations Required

 

Further information about countries and vaccinations
required can be found on the Fit for Travel website.

Travelling in Europe

Travelling in Europe is the European Union’s official website for people travelling in the 27 countries of the EU. Whether you are on holiday or on business, you will find practical advice and helpful tips on a wealth of subjects, from what documents you need, to getting healthcare and using your mobile phone.

Travel Vaccination Charges

Treatment for travel abroad is not covered by the NHS. Fees for travel treatment are detailed here. Payment must be made to reception by Debit / Credit card or cash. 

Malaria Tablets are NOT provided on the NHS and sometimes can be bought over-the-counter or may require a private prescription. The nurse can advise regarding this or you could discuss with your pharmacist. REMEMBER some tablets have to be started at least one week before you travel and you need to continue to take them when you return to the UK for the advised length of time.