In order to get travel vaccinations from us you must fill out a travel vaccination form, which can be printed from the link further down this page or collected from the surgery, and hand it in at the main reception desk at least four weeks before you travel.
Appointments will only be made only when the forms are handed in (so that they can be examined before the appointment). Appointments will take 20 minutes.
Patients will only be seen for travel advice / vaccinations if they are fully registered at the practice.
There is further travel health information about countries and vaccinations required at the NHS site Fit For Travel.
Appointments for travel vaccinations must be booked with the nurses and not with the GPs.
If you are due to travel in the next 4 weeks and can not get an appointment with the nurse, you will have to make an appointment with the Travel Clinic.
The following vaccinations incur a charge:
- Meningococcal Meningitis: £55 + £10 certificate
- Yellowfever: £55 + £10 certificate
- Malaria tablets (private prescription): £10
- Hepatitis B (travel only): £25
Vaccinations for Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Cholera are not available at the surgery and you will need to attend a Travel Clinic.
We ask that patients give us 24 hours notice if they need to cancel their appointment. Failure to do so will result in them having to a Travel Clinic to be inoculated.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. 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 download and fill out the form using the link below before coming to see the nurse.
Health Tips When Travelling
Here are some simple self help tips you can follow to make your trip safer:
- Be safe
- Be hygienic
- Take a small first aid kit including re-hydration sachets
- Watch what you eat
- Drink bottled water only
- Avoid ice cubes if they are made with tap water
- Use effective sun protection i.e. high factor sun creams
- Take any medication your GP advises to protect yourself, like Malaria tablets
European Health Insurance Card (formerly E111)
Did you know that you can claim back most of your treatment and medication costs if you fall ill or have an accident in Europe? That's as long as you carry a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
From 1 January 2006 the E111 form has been replaced by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) so if you are a UK resident, you can apply for an EHIC .
The EHIC entitles the holder to free or reduced cost, state-provided medical treatment if you fall ill or have an accident while visiting any country in the European Economic Area (EEA). Please note that an EHIC is not a substitute for comprehensive travel insurance and will not cover further treatment or repatriation.
EHICs are issued on an individual basis. All individual travellers are therefore required to carry their own EHIC, regardless of age.
You can apply for an EHIC at the Post Office or online by visiting www.ehic.org.uk. Your application should be processed within 7 days. You can also call the EHIC Application Line (0845 606 2030). Phone applications should be processed within 10 days.