Travel Advice

Please note that due to unprecedented demand for Travel Risk Assessment appointments there is currently a lead time of 3 months in booking these appointments

This is to allow other nursing appointments including wound care and urgent blood tests to proceed as normal. In order to guarantee a Travel Risk Assessment appointment the Risk Assessment Form must be completed and presented to the surgery at least 84 days before the date of your travel. If this is not possible you may be advised to contact a private travel health provider. 

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We currently offer travel advice through our practice nurses.

Please note that we continue to offer a travel health service, where you will receive advice and vaccinations as indicated for your place of travel. However the vaccinations offered will only be those offered free on the NHS, e.g. hepatitis A, typhoid, cholera, diphtheria, tetanus, polio & MMR.

We will continue to advise about malaria prevention and private prescriptions for anti-malarial medication will still be done. Where other vaccinations are required you will be advised to obtain them from a private travel health provider.

Vaccination and Malaria prophylaxis can protect you against diseases that may be endemic in the countries you pass through. Guidance changes from year to year and you need the most up-to-date advice. You may also need help in managing conditions you suffer from, for example diabetes where you may need to adjust your insulin use when travelling across time zones etc.

Before your appointment

Please download or collect a travel form from reception, complete in full and return to the Practice. 

Your appointment

The Practice Nurse will contact you once your form has been reviewed to make an appointment.

Other travel needs

Ensure that you are fully insured for medical emergencies. The leaflet available from the Post Office gives details of health care agreements between countries and is accompanied by an application form for the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The completed form must be submitted at least six weeks before you plan to leave to allow the card to reach you in time. The EHIC entitles travellers to reduced-cost, sometimes free, medical treatment in most European countries.

Do remember to take enough medication, in particular repeat prescription drugs.

Other useful websites

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office site is a useful resource and provides general information including safety advice for individual countries.

To investigate your own travel health requirements + advice please visit the NathNac website or Fit for travel website.