We are pleased to offer our registered patients an NHS travel health service.
We offer the following travel vaccines as an NHS service:
- Hepatitis A
- Tetanus /Polio / Diphtheria (all in one)
We require SIX weeks’ notice for all travel vaccines for the following reasons:
- Lead time required to place orders for travel vaccines
- Multiple injections maybe required to complete the course
- Specialist advice maybe required to ensure we are giving you the best care
If you require travel vaccines with less than six weeks’ notice you should contact a private travel clinic.
We do not provide any other travel vaccinations and are not a registered Yellow Fever provider.
To book a travel vaccination, please contact the practice and request a travel call back from a member of our nurse team. A nurse will call you to discuss your travel plans, advise what vaccinations you need and arrange an appointment time. You will need a separate call back and appointment for each person that is travelling, even if all members of the same family. Once our travel appointments are fully booked, depending on the timings of your travel, we can offer next available options at the practice or you may need to go to a private travel clinic.
See this link for more NHS travel information.
It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are intending to visit. lf you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack them too.
You may want to consider packing the following:
- Paracetamol Travel Sickness tablets Plasters and a small crepe bandage
- Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte, Anti diarrhoeal for example lmodium
- High factor sunscreen
- Anti material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
- Condoms or other contraceptives
- Sunhats for yourself and children
Mosquito Bite Avoidance for Travellers
In many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, Malaria, Yellow Fever and Zika. Here are five simple rules you should follow to reduce your risk of infections spread by mosquitoes.
Malaria tablets are not provided on the NHS and patients will need to purchase them privately from a pharmacy or travel clinic.
Remember malaria is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease and we strongly advise patients to take preventative measures to protect yourself if travelling to areas of risk. Your local or online pharmacist or a travel clinic. Do Not Gamble, Get Advice.