To help the travel nurses assess your travel needs, it is important that they are in receipt of the assessment form before your appointment.
Our nurse uses up to date information to advise you on your health needs, related to destinations around the world. They can administer most vaccinations and provide prescriptions for treatments where needed.
- Many people are taking long haul holidays, requiring complicated courses of vaccines.
- Children also need to be vaccinated for travel abroad.
- Most travel vaccinations are free.
May we take this opportunity to wish you a pleasant trip!
Allow Plenty Of Time
Patients are advised to allow plenty of time for vaccinations (at least 8 – 12 weeks), especially if travelling to an out of the way place, where they’ll be living or working among local people. Some courses of vaccine such as rabies or Hepatitis B, need to be given over several weeks.
If you do not have a patient services account, you can use our online form to request any repeat prescriptions from the practice.
In future you may wish to consider registering for our online services. The online services system remembers which medications you are on and makes requesting repeat prescriptions faster and easier.
If you require a prescription for vaccinations this will be ready to collect 2 working days following your appointment.
What Should I Bring?
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.
- Re hydration solutions such as dioralyte, anti-diarrhoeal e.g. imodium.
- High factor sunscreen.
- Anti-malerial tablets, water purification tablets, insect repellent.
- Condoms/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.
Travel Vaccination Charges
We offer the travel health service free of charge but unfortunately the NHS does not cover the cost of all the treatments you may need. Therefore, for some services you may need to pay.
Malaria tablets are not provided on the NHS and sometimes can be bought over the counter or may require a private prescription. The nurse can advise regarding this or you could discuss with your pharmacist. Remember, some tablets have to be started at least one week before you travel and you need continue to take them when you return to the UK, for the advised length of time.
A list of charges is held at reception.