We provide up-to-date health information and advice for travellers as well as holding a stock of vaccines for patients travelling abroad. Please contact the practice nurse, if possible at least two months prior to travel, to find out what you may need. You will be asked to complete a Travel Advice Form (download below) detailing the countries you intend to visit and the type of travel you are intending to undertake, which will help the nurse to identify the vaccines you require. Please remember that for diseases such as malaria you will need to commence tablets several weeks before you go, so early notice is essential.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial assessment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as an appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines may have to be ordered if they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccination is included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore may be a chargeable service.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please download the travel advice form and return to the surgery - you will be contacted by a member of staff to discuss your pre-travel health requirements.
Travel Advice Form