Patients requiring medical help and advice whilst out of the UK
The General Medical Council expects doctors to carry out an adequate medical assessment of a patient. The NHS England contract does not include medical responsibility for patients who are out of the UK. We can, however, with a patient's consent, release relevant information from the medical record. We strongly advise that patients seek medical advice from a local doctor whilst out of the UK. Offering safe and appropriate medical help and advice for our patients is always our key priority.
Please note : Goring Surgery is a registered Yellow Fever Centre.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below and by visiting the Fit for Travel website http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the Practice Nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
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. Payment is required on the day you attend for your appointment.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.