Any patient wishing to travel overseas should check if they are travelling to an area that requires travel vaccinations, and also whether or not there are any restrictions on what medicines they can take into that country. Some countries have very strict laws about medicines and some routine prescriptions may be illegal in some countries.
Further information and advice about travelling abroad with medicines can be found at:
Please also look at the attached document, taken from the Gov.UK website, for information on foreign embassy contact details:
Contact Details for Foreign Embassies
To check if travel vaccinations are needed, please ask at reception for a Travel Health Questionnaire; this should be read and completed at least six weeks before the intended travel date.
Once the questionnaire has been completed, one of our Practice Nurses will assess what vaccinations are needed and contact the patient to make an appointment. Please be aware that should a whole family require travel vaccinations we will try our best to give appointments together but this may not always be possible. One appointment is for one person: for our nurses to provide you with accurate, up to date and safe travel advice and vaccinations it is only possible to see one person per 20 minute appointment slot.
When an appointment is booked each patient will be asked to pay a £10 REFUNDABLE deposit; this means £10 per person, this deposit is returned to the patient on the day they attend for their vaccinations.
Please note that we hold travel clinics on a Tuesday evening or a Wednesday morning. It will NOT be possible to see patients' for travel vaccinations outside of these sessions. If you are unable to attend one of our special travel clinic sessions we would advise you to attend a travel clinic elsewhere in the borough.
Not all travel vaccinations are free, or available at the surgery. You will be advised if there is a charge or if you have to attend a private clinic for certain vaccination. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
Repeat medication when travelling
Please be aware that in line with our Practice Policy on repeat medication ordering we will issue no more than two months supply of regular medication to anyone travelling away from their home whether it be in the United Kingdom or abroad. Should you be travelling for longer, or you know that your medication will run out before your return home, you should make arrangements at your travel destination to secure an additional supply.