Travel Health

Our practice nurses provide travel health consultations. A 20 minute consultation is required for all patients in need of travel advice, unless you are travelling to several world-wide destinations, when a 30 minute appointment may be required. If you are unsure please ask our reception staff for advice.

Patients are advised to attend 8 weeks prior to travel to ensure optimum travel health cover.

Patients are asked to complete a pre-travel risk assessment form before they are seen. These forms are available from our reception desk. You can also complete and submit the form online by following this link: Pre Travel Assessment Form

We use the National Travel Health Network & Centre (NaTHNaC)  to access up to date world-wide travel health requirements.

We can give the following routine travel vaccinations:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Polio
  • Typhoid

Please note there are currently national shortages of Hepatitis A and B vaccines and there are times when the practice cannot obtain these vaccines. The Practice Nurse will give you information on availability at your appointment.

Patients travelling to exotic destinations and high risk countries can require non-routine immunisations (e.g. Yellow Fever / Rabies / Japanese B Encephalitis / Meningitis ACWY) which cannot be given at the practice.

We provide up-to-date information on Malaria and anti-malarial medication as well as advice on mosquito precautions.

The practice charges a £20.00 private prescription charge for anti-malarial medication. This medication will need to be purchased from a pharmacy.

A prescription is not necessary for Chloroquine Plus Proguanil anti-malarial medication. This can be purchased at a pharmacy.

www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk is a useful website giving travel health information to patients travelling from the UK.