- Travel Risk Assessment:
If you are planning a trip abroad please complete a Travel Risk Assessment form (one appointment per traveler) with details of your proposed journey, when complete hand it in or post to reception.
- Travel Appointment:
Once you have submitted your form, please book a travel clinic appointment with the nurse.
- Allow Plenty of Time:
Patients are advised to allow plenty of time for vaccinations (at least six weeks) especially if traveling to an out-of-the-way place where they'll be living or working among local people. Some courses of vaccine such as rabies or Hepatitis B need to be given over several weeks.
Please make a telephone appointment with our Practice Nurses for travel vaccine advice. We require SIX weeks notice for all travel vaccines for the following reasons:
- Lead time required to place orders for travel vaccines
- Multiple injections maybe required to complete the course
- Specialist advice maybe required to ensure we are giving you the best care
If you require travel vaccines with less than six weeks’ notice you may need to contact a private travel clinic. Please note that for some countries proof of yellow fever vaccines may be legally required. The yellow fever vaccine needs to be administered at least 10 days prior to travel.
If you require a prescription for vaccinations this will be ready to collect 2 working days following your appointment.
It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are intending to visit. lf you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack them too.
You may want to consider packing the following:
- Paracetamol Travel Sickness tablets Plasters and a small crepe bandage
- Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte, Anti diarrhoeal for example lmodium
- High factor sunscreen
- Anti material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
- Condoms and other contraceptives
- Sunhats for yourself and children
In many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, Malaria, Yellow Fever and Zika. Here are five simple rules you should follow to reduce your risk of infections spread by mosquitoes.
Please note we do not need six weeks notice for malaria tablets however remember to order malaria tablets in good time via a telephone consultation with a clinician.
Remember malaria is regularly fatal to Londoners returning from high risk areas of the world. Don't gamble, get advice.
Our Health Organisations Travel section has lots of useful links to help you.
We offer the travel health service on the NHS. However the NHS does not cover the cost of all the treatments you may need. Therefore, for some services you may need to pay.
Malaria Tablets are NOT provided on the NHS and sometimes can be bought over the counter or may require a private prescription. The nurse can advise regarding this or you could discuss with your pharmacist. REMEMBER some tablets have to be started at least one week before you travel and you need continue to take them when you return to the UK for the advised length of time.
A list of these charges is held at reception.