Travel Clinic & Holiday Vaccinations

We are more than happy to provide Travel Vaccinations which are available on the NHS but we cannot provide information or advice on what vaccinations are required. 

Prior to travelling, patients should allow as much time as possible to arrange travel vaccines. For information on travel vaccinations and advice Patients should contact a local Pharmacy or Travel Clinic who offer this service.  We are happy to provide you with a Immunisation Summary.

After you attend a Travel Clinic, you will be given a proforma detailing which vaccines you require.   You should leave this into the Practice if any NHS Vaccines are required.

Please note: We cannot order or administer NHS travel vaccines without travel clinic paperwork.

Only the undernoted vaccines are available on NHS Prescriptions:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Polio

Any other vaccinations patients may require, can be provided via the Pharmacy/Travel Clinic on a Private Basis.

Healthy Travel Leaflet

You may find the following leaflet helpful when making your travel arrangements.

Please download and print our useful guide below about Mosquito advice.

Hepatitis immunisation

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

Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions

Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the United Kingdom. However, to ensure good patient care the following guidance is offered. 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 Care Trust to be two months, although it is recognised that prescription quantities are sometimes greater than this). Patients are entitled to carry prescribed medicines, even if originally classed as controlled drugs, for example, morphine sulphate tablets.

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

General practitioners are not responsible for 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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