- Travel Risk Assessment:
If you are planning a trip abroad please download and complete a Travel Risk Assessment form (also available from reception) with details of your proposed journey. Alternatively, you can also complete a Travel Risk Assessment online through eConsult by selecting Adult health problems and searching for Travel Advice. (Kindly note that this service is for registered patients only)
- 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
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, Antidiarrhoeal, for example lmodium
- High factor sunscreen
- Antimalerial 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 Travellers.
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.