Foreign Travel

We no longer offer a private travel service, which means that we will direct you to a private travel clinic or chemist to obtain any vaccines or medications that you are not entitled to through the NHS (e.g. Yellow Fever or Malaria tablets). You can ask your local Pharmacist about their online and over-the-counter services (e.g for malaria) that can be obtained without a private prescription from the Surgery.

The NHS does provide typhoid, Hep A and Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio vaccinations. If you require NHS-provided vaccinations prior to your journey, you will need to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse at least 6 weeks before you travel. Please bring the following things with you to your appointment:

  • A list of the countries and areas within countries that you are visiting
  • A list of any previous vaccinations you were given at private clinics, and the dates they were given
  • Anything advised on the websites below for your intended destination(s)
  • A completed Pre-Travel Questionnaire

These websites will tell you which vaccinations and medication you require prior to travelling to your destination:

Africa

Central Asia and East Asia

Australasia and the Pacific

North AmericaSouth America and Central America

The Caribbean

The Middle East.

Europe and Russia

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

Please read this useful guidance concerning how many month’s worth of medication your GP can safely prescribe for you if you are travelling abroad.

Overseas Travel Guidance For Patients

Travel questionnaire