Our nurses can advise you on all aspects of travel health, including staying safe in the sun; protection from malaria and how to manage your medication while you are travelling. If you are taking any regular medication, especially opiates or other controlled drugs, your tour operator or airline may require evidence that the drugs you are carrying are for medical use. Upon request, we can supply you with a letter that satisfies these requirements. There is a small fee for this non-NHS service.
If you require any vaccinations for foreign travel please make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. To determine which vaccinations are required, the nurse will need to know which countries you are travelling to and the areas that you intend to visit within those countries. Please complete the online questionnaire below prior to your first appointment. This will help the nurse to determine your requirements.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make an appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may be required. Some vaccines may need to be ordered or obtained from the pharmacy. To allow time for your vaccines to take effect, your second appointment should be at least 2 weeks before you travel.
Some travel vaccines require a private prescription and will incur a charge over from the pharmacy. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.