Travel Health and Immunisations

We are pleased to offer our registered patients a travel health service. We use up to date information to advise you on your health needs related to destinations around the world. They can administer most vaccinations and provide prescriptions for treatments where needed.

Many people are taking long haul holidays requiring complicated courses of vaccines. Children also need to he vaccinated for travel abroad. Most travel vaccinations are available on the NHS. To assist you in these requirements please see additional travel health information below.

Booking your Appointment

  • Arrange an Appointment:
    Contact us by phone or email to book a travel clinic appointment.
  • Please Allow Plenty of Time:
    Patients are advised to allow plenty of time for vaccinations (at least two or three months) especially if traveling to a remote 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.

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If you require a prescription for vaccinations this will be ready to collect 2 working days following your appointment.

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Holiday Health

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 e.g. lmodium
  • High factor sunscreen
  • Anti material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
  • Condoms and other contraceptives
  • Sunhats for yourself and children

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The doctor can only sign your passport application form if they have known you for over 2 years. You need to bring the completed form to the surgery with two passport photographs. Leave the form with the Receptionist and the doctor will complete as soon as possible (usually 7 to 10 days). There is a charge for this service.

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Mosquito Bite Avoidance for Travellers

In many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, malaria, yellow fever and Zika.

Five simple rules you should follow to reduce your risk of infections spread by mosquitoes.

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Useful Travel Information Websites

The Travel Health Organisations section on this website includes useful links to help you.