The Practice no longer provides Travel Advice or Travel Immunisations.
Patients can access information on what vaccinations are required, together with malarial and safe travel advice at Home – Fit for Travel.
Four Travel Vaccines are available on the NHS (Typhoid, Hepatitis A, DPT and Cholera) at no direct cost to the patient.
Please remember to allow at least 6-8 weeks to arrange your vaccination appointment before departure.
Travel health and vaccinations
Vaccination Enquiries 0800 917 6115
If you’re planning to travel outside the UK, your travel health needs will depend on your individual situation. This includes:
- your destination
- how long you’ll stay
- what you’ll be doing
- your general health
Healthy Travel Leaflet
You may find the following leaflet helpful when making your travel arrangements.
Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If it isn’t diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal.
A single mosquito bite is all it takes for someone to become infected.
Please download our useful leaflet on Mosquito Advice
Immunisation against infectious Hepatitis (Hepatitis A) is available free of charge on the NHS in connection with travel abroad. However Hepatitis B is not routinely available free of charge and therefore you may be charged for this vaccination when requested in connection with travel abroad.
Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions
A Scottish home and Health Department circular from 1971 clarifies the position on prescribing for patients going abroad for extended periods. It states:-
“If a patient intends to go away for a longer period(than two to three week’s holiday) he/she may not be regarded as a resident of this country and would not be entitled to the benefits of the National Health Service…. It may not be in the patient’s best interest for him/her to continue to self-medication over such longer periods…. If a patient is going abroad for a long period, he/she should be prescribed sufficient drugs to meet his/her requirements only until such time as he can place himself/herself in the care of a doctor at his/her destination.”
Where ongoing medical attention is not necessary, the patient may be given a private prescription.
Planning on having private treatment/surgery in the UK or abroad?
Please be aware that the whole episode of the treatment should be provided by the private provider, i.e. blood tests and other tests, suture removal, dressing changes, routine wound check, prescribing during your episode of private treatment, etc., and the Practice should not be involved in any aspects of this episode of treatment, with the exception of emergency care relating to the treatment.
It is also the private providers responsibility to issue a Fit Note covering the entire anticipated period off work, but if any longer time off is then required when you are no longer under the care of the provider then this would be the practice responsibility.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lonely Planet’s website
International Society of Travel Medicine
Health Advice for the Diabetic
Fit for Travel – an NHS site written at the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health
Medical Advice Services for Travellers Abroad
UK travel health – site developed by a nurse
Centre for Disease Control – in Atlanta