Travel Advice

Our nurses provide free travel health advice and NHS vaccinations for patients travelling abroad.

Vaccinations available on the NHS are: Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Diptheria, Tetanus, and Polio. 

Private vaccinations are not available at this surgery and need to be accessed through a private travel clinic. These include: Hepatitis B, Rabies, Yellow fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Tick Borne Encephalitis, and Meningitis ACWY. 

Appointments should be booked as long as possible before travel. For many worldwide destinations it is ideal to commence a course of vaccinations 6 months prior to travel. An early assessment with our nurses therefore helps us provide appropriate advice. To obtain maximum protection, all vaccination courses need to be completed a minimum of 2 weeks before travel.

Following assessment, we are also able to provide prescriptions for antimalarial tablets. These prescriptions are not part of routine NHS care. Your chosen pharmacy will apply a private prescription fee.

Please download and complete our travel clinic form. If you are unable to print, please obtain a paper copy from reception. Completed forms must be returned to reception at least 14 days prior to your appointment.

As well as ensuring you have had all the necessary travel vaccinations, it is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illnesss on holiday. Our nurses will be happy to help if you have any questions. And if you are taking prescription medicines, don't forget to pack these too and ensure that you take enough supplies for the whole of your trip. Bon voyage!

Holiday Kit

  • Paracetamol
  • Travel sickness tablets if required
  • Plasters
  • Rehydration solutions eg Dioralyte
  • Anti-diarrhoeal tablets eg Imodium
  • High factor sunscreen 

Other Essentials

  • Insect repellent
  • Condoms/ other contraceptives 

Medical Insurance

  • Don't forget to arrange appropriate medical insurance
  • If visiting Europe, it is also recommended that you apply for an European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which allows you to receive free healthcare in participating countries (EEA countries and Switzerland). Forms can be obtained from most Post Offices.