COVID Spring Booster

We would like to inform you that our surgery will NOT be providing the COVID-19 spring booster April 2024. If you wish to book, please call NHS119 or contact the local pharmacy.

Travel Clinic & Holiday Vaccinations

Due to increased pressures across the whole NHS, primary care and on all our clinical appointments we are not able to offer a travel service at this current time.

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. Private providers include local pharmacies, travel clinics and private GP clinics.

We are able to provide you with a list of your vaccination history, 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

The private travel clinic will give you advice about travel risk assessments and advise which vaccines you may need to have, some of these may be available on the NHS.

Which travel vaccines do I need?

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

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.

Should you need to prove which medications you have been prescribed for travel purposes, you are able to access a list of your medications (current and past) on the NHS app

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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