Step 1: Travel Risk Assessment Form
If you're planning a trip abroad please complete an online Travel Risk Assessment form (the form is also available from reception) with details of your proposed journey. Kindly note that this service is for registered patients only.
Step 2: Book Your Travel Appointment
Once you have completed the online assessment form it will be reviewed by our Practice Nurse 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.
Important: 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.
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 for example 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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The Health Organisations Travel section on this website has lots of useful links to help you.
We offer most of the travel health service at no additional charge to the patient. 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 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.