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Travel clinic

If possible, you should be seen by your GP practice or a private travel clinic at least 8 to 10 weeks before you’re due to travel. Some vaccines need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity. Travel vaccinations – NHS

We include below

  • Details about our practice travel clinic
  • A link to information on commonly asked question on travel and holiday health
  • We do not prescribe norethisterone or diazepan for travel purposes please see the link :  diazepam policy

NHS choices covers what vaccines are available free on the NHS, and what you will need to pay for
Overview travel vaccinations Travel vaccinations – NHS

Practice travel clinic

We offer a range of travel vaccinations including Yellow Fever, Rabies & Meningitis ACWY

Book appointment with the practice nurse at least 8 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, hand it in 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.

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

Download and complete the 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 the frequently asked questions in Holiday and Travel Health there are detailed answers covering this topic. This also includes information on over the counter medication which your pharmacist can supply you for your holiday (including a first aid kit).


Understand travel and holiday health

Under Holiday and Travel Health there are detailed answers to common questions which cover the areas of:

  • Vaccines and medication for specific countries
  • General health and safety (including with pregnancy)
  • Flying (including with pregnancy)
  • Prescriptions and medication (both relating to your pharmacist and the GP practice)
  • Treatment abroad
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