Our travel clinic is available on a Thursday afternoon for any patients seeking advice on vaccination or other health issues prior to travel. Our practice nurses are able to prescribe and give some travel vaccinations on the NHS but patients may have to use a private travel clinic for vaccinations which are not available on the NHS.
All requests for an appointment with the travel clinic must be made at least 6 weeks prior to travel.
In order to use the travel clinic, please print off and complete this document which contains:
- a letter explaining the process
- a Travel Risk assessment (2 pages) to be completed by each traveller
- a Consent Form
- a Travel Health Service sheet advising what is available on the NHS.
Once completed, please hand in the forms a minimum of 6 weeks prior to travel. We are unable to accept forms if there is less than 6 weeks until you are due to travel.
After our nurse has checked the forms you will be contacted by reception to arrange an initial telephone appointment which will be on a Thursday afternoon. For families travelling together it is possible for one person to be given permission to discuss the travelling arrangements for all travellers – please use the consent form for this.
If the Nurse advises that a vaccination is required and is available on the NHS, a prescription will be issued and you should then collect this from the surgery and take it to the chemist. Each traveller will then require a separate nurse appointment at the surgery for any vaccinations which can be given on the NHS. Please bring the vial containing the vaccination with you when you come for your appointment.
Please note we cannot offer travel advice appointments at any time other than a Thursday afternoon. This ensures the smooth running of the surgery.