We offer a travel advice service for our registered patients to help you stay well whilst you are abroad.
It is important that you leave plenty of time for this aspect of your travel preparations – we recommend a mininum of 6 weeks. We are unlikely to be able to help you if you leave it later than this. In these circumstances you will need to make other arrangements by using a private travel clinic. Please obtain a travel clinic form from reception to complete to provide us with details of your trip. Our practice nurse will review this using the latest travel health updates provided by Public Health England to decide what you require and you will then be informed.
Please note that travel vaccines and antimalarial medications are not provided by the NHS. If you require these we will provide you with a private prescription to obtain them from a pharmacy and you will need to pay the full cost of them. We are unable to provide Yellow Fever vaccinations. Visit the NHS website for a list of licensed providers of the Yellow Fever vaccine.
We also recommed that you make use of the following websites to plan for your trip:
TravelHealthPro is a website provided by Public Health England and the London & Liverpool Schools of Tropical Medicine and contains a wealth of up-to-date country-specific health recomendations and information about specific diseases.
The Foreign & Commonweath Office (FCO) website provides up-to-date advice for every country including securty and terrorism, visa requirements, consular support & advice on local customs and how to stay safe.
The NHS website provides a travel health checklist for what to pack to stay safe and healthy abroad, including first aid essentials.