Travel Clinic & Holiday Vaccinations

Due to increased pressures across the whole NHS, primary care and on all our clinical appointments, we have temporarily halted our travel service (August 2023)

Travel appointments are a non essential service, and we need to prioritise care for our patients in need of chronic disease management, minor illness appointments, dressings etc.

There are many private providers locally who offer travel advice and vaccines.

We are able to provide you with a list of your vaccination history or this can also be found on your NHS app

We recommend you book to see a private clinic at least 6 to 8 weeks before you are due to travel. Some vaccines need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity. If you have pre – existing health problems you may be at more risk of infection or complications from a travel related illness

Private providers include pharmacies, travel clinics and these can be found online or linked here below

Which travel vaccines do I need?

You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas you plan to visit

Not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS so please ensure you budget these costs into your travel plans

Hepatitis immunisation

Immunisation against infectious Hepatitis (Hepatitis A) is available free of charge on the NHS in connection with travel abroad.

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.

Medication information when travelling abroad

Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the United Kingdom.

GPs are not indemnified to offer medical advice to patients who are currently outside the UK, we are not able to offer phone or online consultations while you are abroad. Patients should seek review from a medical service local to them if abroad.

People travelling to Europe should be advised to apply for a Global Health Insurance Card.

Medication required for a pre-existing condition should be provided in sufficient quantity to cover the journey and to allow the patient to obtain medical attention abroad. If the patient is returning within the timescale of their usual prescription, then this should be issued (the maximum duration of a prescription is recommended by the NHS is 2 months for travel purposes)

Patients are entitled to carry prescribed medicines, even if originally classed as controlled drugs, for example, morphine sulphate tablets. Please ensure you take the original packaging.

For longer visits abroad, the patient should be advised to register with a local doctor for continuing review and medication (this may need to be paid for by the patient)

General practitioners are not responsible for prophylactic prescriptions of items required for conditions which may arise while travelling, for example travel sickness or diarrhoea. Patients should be advised to purchase these items from community pharmacies prior to travel.

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