Visit the travel room where you can submit an online travel form and get advice.
Our nurse also use 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.
May we take this opportunity to wish you a pleasant trip!
Booking Your Appointment With The Nurse
- Travel risk assessment – If you are travelling abroad, please make sure you contact us in plenty of time to arrange any vaccinations that may be necessary. To help the travel nurses assess your travel needs it is important that they are in receipt of the assessment form before your appointment. Alternatively, you can visit the surgery to complete a form.
- Travel appointment – Once you have submitted your form, please book a travel clinic appointment with the nurse, but please leave a week between submitting the form and your appointment so we can process your details.
- Please allow plenty of time – Patients are advised to allow plenty of time for vaccinations (at least two or three months) especially if travelling 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. 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. imodium.
- High factor sunscreen.
- Anti-malerial tablets, water purification tablets, insect repellent.
- Condoms/other contraceptives.
- Sunhats for yourself and children.
We no longer sign passports.
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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, for some services you may need to pay.
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 continue to take them when you return to the UK for the advised length of time.
A list of these charges is held at reception.