PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE THIS FORM IF YOUR DEPARTURE DATE IS 6 WEEKS OR MORE AWAY.
In order that we can advise you about recommended vaccinations for your trip abroad, please complete the travel vaccination form. One form is required for each person travelling if they are registered with the practice.
Please note we only provide basic advice, if your trip is complex you will need to attend a private clinic, where a private fee is payable.
Most vaccines need to be given at least 2 weeks prior to travel, so you must complete the form at least 6 weeks before your departure date. Should you need a private prescription for anti malaria medication there will be a fee payable to the practice plus the cost of the medication from the pharmacy.
Unfortunately, with increasing pressure on GP and Nurse appointments, it is becoming more and more difficult to accommodate all of the demands in Primary Care.
Our practice nurses are spending more and more time dealing with travel requests and this is eating into the time that they need to carry out many other important tasks. Our Nurses can spend at least 10-12 hours nursing time per week dealing with travel requests.
It is clear that our first role as Doctors and Nurses is to care for those that are unwell or have chronic illnesses.
We will continue to offer NHS travel advice but we will not be able to accommodate anyone who is travelling in less than 6 weeks no matter what the reason.
This is unfortunate, but patients who decide to travel within 6 weeks would need to be fitted in as extras into already fully booked surgeries and we do not think that it is acceptable for healthy patients to be fitted in as extras for travel purposes while unwell patients struggle to get an appointment.
If you are travelling in less than 6 weeks then you will be given a list of travel clinics who will carry out your travel vaccines although they will charge a fee for this.
If you are travelling in more than 6 weeks, then please download and complete the form below. Please complete as much of this as possible and hand it in to the surgery. Alternatively, these forms are available at reception.
An appointment is required to have your travel vaccinations carried out. An initial appointment to discuss your requirements will be made with the Nurse, she will then arrange a suitable date / time for you to return with your vaccine to have your vaccine administered. You must have your vaccine with you when you attend this appointment. Your prescription must be taken to the pharmacy at least 24 hours before your appointment as the vaccine may not be in stock.
Patients travelling to the HAJJ and who require a certificate, will incur a £15.00 fee as this is a Non GMS Service.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
You can print off the form and bring it into the surgery with you
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)