The Practice operates a very limited travel vaccination service and patients are encouraged to book an appointment with a dedicated travel vaccination clinic for further information on vaccinations required for travel to particular locations.
The NHS does not provide for a comprehensive travel vaccination service, and our team must prioritise clinical need in our day-to-day operations. Consequently, the waiting time for travel appointments may be up to 2 months, and if your trip is within the next month then we would advise you seek advice and vaccinations elsewhere.
If indicated, and subject to appointment availability, we may be able to provide vaccinations that are available on NHS Prescriptions. These include:
- Hepatitis A
If you wish to enquire about scheduling a travel appointment, please complete the form below and include the dates of trip, your destinations (including transit countries), and any vaccinations that you have previously received. You can also upload evidence of these vaccines in photographic form.
Healthy Travel Leaflet
You may find the following leaflet helpful when making your travel arrangements.
Advice on Malaria will be given.
Please download and print our useful guide below about Mosquito advice.
Immunisation against infectious Hepatitis (Hepatitis A) is available free of charge on the NHS in connection with travel abroad. However Hepatitis B is not routinely available free of charge and therefore you may be charged for this vaccination when requested in connection with travel abroad.
Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions
Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the United Kingdom. However, to ensure good patient care the following guidance is offered. People travelling to Europe should be advised to apply for a Global Health Insurance Card.
Medication required for a pre-existing condition should be provided in sufficient quantity to cover the journey and to allow the patient to obtain medical attention abroad. If the patient is returning within the timescale of their usual prescription, then this should be issued (the maximum duration of a prescription is recommended by the Care Trust to be two months, although it is recognised that prescription quantities are sometimes greater than this). Patients are entitled to carry prescribed medicines, even if originally classed as controlled drugs, for example, morphine sulphate tablets.
For longer visits abroad, the patient should be advised to register with a local doctor for continuing medication (this may need to be paid for by the patient).
General practitioners are not responsible for prescriptions of items required for conditions which may arise while travelling, for example travel sickness or diarrhoea. Patients should be advised to purchase these items from community pharmacies prior to travel.
International Society of Travel Medicine