We are happy to deal with all enquiries regarding foreign travel, including vaccinations recommended and general advice. If you are planning to travel abroad, please contact the surgery 6 to 8 weeks or more prior to travel in order to allow sufficient time for your required vaccination course. We provide a wide range of travel vaccinations (except Yellow Fever).
Booking your Appointment with the Nurse
- Travel Risk Assessment:
If you’re planning a trip abroad, please complete our Travel Risk Assessment form (pdf) with details of your proposed journey. When complete please hand it into reception or post it to us.
- Travel Appointment:
Once you have submitted your form, please call us to book a travel clinic appointment with the nurse.
- Allow Plenty of Time:
Patients are advised to allow plenty of time for vaccinations (at least 6 to 8 weeks) 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 require a prescription for vaccinations, this will be ready to collect 2 working days following your appointment.
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. Remember to pack your prescription medications if you take some.
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 for example lmodium
- High factor sunscreen
- Anti malarial tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
- Condoms and other contraceptives
- Sunhats for yourself and children
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.
Travel Vaccination Charges
We offer the travel health service free of charge, but unfortunately the NHS does not cover the cost of all the treatments you may need. Therefore, you may need to pay for some services.
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.
Please speak to your chemist regarding the prescription charges.