Travel clinic

If possible, you should be seen by our GP practice or a private travel clinic at least 6 to 8 weeks before you’re due to travel. Some vaccines need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity.

The NHS website covers what vaccines are available free on the NHS, and what you will need to pay for

Included below are

  • Details about our practice travel clinic
  • A link to information on commonly asked question on travel and holiday health

Practice travel clinic

We offer a range of travel vaccinations.

Book appointment with the practice nurse at least 6 weeks before travel
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, please complete a travel health questionnaire (this can be downloaded, completed online or collected from reception). Complete it, submit it to the surgery and call the surgery after 7 days to find out what you need and make an appointment with the practice nurse at least 6 weeks before your travel date. These vaccines have to be ordered in as they are not stock items. Some vaccinations incur a charge as they are not included in the services provided by the NHS.

Please complete the travel questionnaire form below before coming to see the nurse.

Further information and our travel health form

For our travel health form and other information see below.

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please complete the following form before coming to see a nurse.

Download and complete the form:

OR
Complete and submit the online form:

Our practice policy for prescribing for patients who are going to be travelling abroad follows national guidelines and is as follows:

Up to 3 months
If you are travelling abroad for up to three months and intending to return

  • An NHS prescription for regular medication will be given to cover up to a maximum of 3 month period providing your GP is happy that any monitoring required is up to date and satisfactory
  • You will remain registered with the practice

Over 3 months
If you are travelling abroad for more than three months and/or not intending to return

  • An NHS prescription up to 3 month’s supply of regular medication may be provided at your GP’s discretion. The easiest way to obtain a summary of your patient record is through taking advantage of online access to your medical record. There is information on how to obtain access under online access to your Records.
  • You will be removed from the practice list if you are away for more than 3 months.

Requests for other medication to be taken abroad
No other medication other than that which is taken on a regular basis will be prescribed on the NHS. Private prescriptions may be issued at your GP’s discretion for items such as ‘just in case’ treatments.

If you are already abroad
If you are already abroad, no NHS prescriptions can be issued. NHS prescriptions or medication cannot be sent abroad.

National and local guidance on NHS prescriptions and travelling abroad

Our practice policy is based on national and local guidance which is considered in more detail under

This also includes information on over the counter medication which your pharmacist can supply you for your holiday (including a first aid kit).

Please be aware that the practice is not a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre (YFVC), vaccines can be arranged privately via external clinics. You can search for local yellow fever vaccination centres using:

From the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).
Search for Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres, see “Find a YFVC”  YELLOW FEVER ZONE

Importantly when you use the NaTHNaC search engine start with just the first 2 letters of your postcode (e.g., if your postcode is AB1 2CD, then search with just AB) to ensure you are given all the possible options. Some of the options in this search may be clearly outside your area, but if you look for your local telephone code in the right-hand column of the results you will be able to quickly pick out a local YFVC. If the search generates no local YFVC then use nearby postcodes with different 1st 2 letters.


Understand travel and holiday health

For detailed information on travel health, see under

This includes information on

  • Vaccines and medication for specific countries
  • General health and safety
  • Flying safety
  • Prescriptions and medication
  • Pregnancy and travel
  • Treatment abroad
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