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A BUSY PRACTICE

Regrettably, there are approximately 130 appointments lost each month, often due to patient's failure to attend.  This equates to more than 10 full surgeries each month.

If you know you are unable to attend, please phone to cancel, as this will free up the appointment for another person to make use of.

Travel Vaccinations

global air travel

Patients who may require vaccinations relating to foreign travel, are required to submit  travel plans to the practice, using our Travel Clinic Pro-forma,  NO LESS THAN 8 WEEKS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE DATE.

Please consider your travel vaccination requirements when booking your holiday. Please visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/ for further advice

The Practice is unable to accommodate requests for Travel clinic appointments less than 8 weeks prior to departure.

Travel clinic pro-forma will include details of countries and areas to be visited as well as accommodation type and expected activities. Travel needs of patients are very individual and can vary greatly depending on the age and vaccination history of the patient. e.g. A family of four going to the same hotel/resort may require different vaccinations from each other.

Our Travel Clinic is held on a monthly basis, usually during the last week of the month, on a Tuesday or Friday. It is very important to book this initial appointment as early as possible, and AT LEAST 8 WEEKS PRIOR TO TRAVEL. This is particularly important during spring and summer months where there is greater demand for appointments.

Your travel clinic appointment for vaccination needs to be at least 4 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to take effect, but can be sooner. Each member of the family will be allocated a 15 minute appointment at the travel clinic where NHS vaccines can be administered. Patients must bring prescribed vaccines to this appointment.

Non-NHS vaccines

Some travel vaccines are only available on a private prescription via a pharmacy or by visiting a private travel clinic. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. Anti-Malarial tablets can often be purchased from a pharmacy. Some non-NHS vaccinations require to be commenced 8 weeks prior to travel.

Our practice continues to provide NHS allowable vaccinations (i.e. Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio) but no longer provides travel vaccinations that are currently available only on private prescription (i.e. Hepatitis B, Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis, Meningitis ACWY, and some anti-malarial tablets).

 

Please see www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/ for further advice

Travel Clinic Pro-forma

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America & Antarctica South America & Antarctica
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

 

 


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.



 
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