If health advice is needed for your holiday, please contact the surgery soon after booking your holiday.
Please complete the attached form and hand it in to Reception/ email to the practice account prior to your appointment, so that she can prepare travel advice and check which immunisations are required. A telephone consult will be arranged by the Travel clinic to go through immunisations needed and an appointment will be arranged at the end of this call.
A twenty minute appointment will be made for you with the Practice Nurse, plus a further 10 minutes for any other members of the family requiring immunisations. We no longer have weekly travel appointments but will endeavour to schedule your appointment as soon as we can. It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel – as a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse for booster vaccinations. Your second appointment if required needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are not available on the NHS and we will not be able to offer those for you. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
This form can be downloaded, completed and emailed to the surgery. Please ensure you have up to 6 weeks before the date of travel. We are currently unable to provide emergency travel appointments
The Practice Nurse will get back to you within 5 – 7 working days.
The Practice Nurse can offer advice on reducing potential health risks whilst on holiday. Travel health related topics that might be discussed with you include:-
* Vaccinations and anti-malarial drugs
* Food and water Precautions
* Insect and animal bite precautions
* Sun exposure
* Reducing the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) on long-haul journeys.
A variety of leaflets are available and prescriptions for Malaria tablets can be given upon request as a private prescription.