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Travel Health and Immunisations

We pleased to offer our registered patients a travel health service.

We may need to know about your travel itinerary and any significant aspects of your health in the past before you attend your Travel Appointment and possibly perform a risk assessment before deciding which vaccines are recommended and the advice that will best address your needs. For this reason, the appointment could take 20 minutes or even a little longer. We plan to give you the necessary injections within the appointment time to save you having to come back.

Many people are taking long haul holidays requiring complicated courses of vaccines. To assist you in these requirements we stock a large amount of travel related health promotion material, and have links to travel related websites below.

Booking your Appointment with the Nurse

  • Travel Risk Assessment:
    If you're planning a trip abroad please download and complete our Travel Risk Assessment form (pdf) with details of your proposed journey. When completed hand it into reception or post it to us.
  • Travel Appointment:
    Once you have completed your online assessment form it will be reviewed by our Practice Nurse(s) who will contact you to advise your vaccination requirements and to book an appointment. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of completing the travel risk assessment form please telephone the surgery.
  • Please Allow Plenty of Time:
    European Destinations: Appointment will then be given within 4 week time frame from the point of contact
    Outside Europe or Multiple Destinations: Appointment to be given within a 6 week Time Frame (To allow completion of complex vaccination schedules e.g. Rabies to be ordered and completed)
    No Travel forms will be taken or appointments given before this time frame
    Patients can be offered a record of their Immunisation history if they consider seeking vaccination by other clinics

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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 and other contraceptives
  • Sunhats for yourself and children

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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.

Mosquito Bite Avoidance for Travellers Leaflet.

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Travel Information Websites

The The Travel Health Organisations section on this website has lots of useful links to help you.

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Travel Vaccination Charges

We offer the travel health service with no charge to the patient under the NHS contract. However the NHS does not cover the cost of all the treatments you may need. Therefore, for some services you may need to pay.

Malaria Tablets are NOT provided on the NHS and 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 continue to take them when you return to the UK for the advised length of time.

There is a charge for Yellow Fever and some other vaccinations.

A list of these charges is held at reception.