- Travel Risk Assessment:
If you are planning a trip abroad you will need to complete a Travel Risk Assessment form, simply visit the surgery to complete the form.
- Travel Appointment:
Once you have submitted your form, please book a travel clinic appointment with the nurse.
- Please Allow Plenty of Time:
Patients are advised to allow plenty of time for vaccinations (usually three to four months) especially if traveling to an out of the way place where they will 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. lmodium
- High factor sunscreen
- Anti-material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
- Condoms / other contraceptives
- Sunhats for yourself and children
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:
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.
A list of these charges is held at reception.