If you are planning a travel to a foreign country and think you will need specific vaccinations, we are able to offer travel advice appointments with our team
We can provide travel health advice and arrange for appropriate immunisations.
Travellers requiring special vaccines for yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and rabies will need to visit a private clinic to have these vaccinations. Please know the ACWY meningitis and Hepatitis B vaccination can be given at the surgery but on a private basis involving a charge.
For more information on which vaccinations you may need for a specific country, please access the Travel Health Pro website by clicking here. You can also read about any current disease outbreaks and if they will affect your trip by clicking here.
Do you need vaccinations
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I would like a doctor’s letter to state that I am fit to fly
You have requested a doctor’s letter to confirm you are fit to fly. We are not trained nor indemnified to assess and declare fitness to fly and you will need to seek the advice of an aviation medicine practitioner or a private GP yourself. Your NHS app will have details of your medical history and current medications.
I need medical help while abroad on holiday
You have contacted us for medical advice while you are abroad. While you are abroad and out of the UK, unfortunately we cannot provide medical advice. Our clinicians are not insured to do so and the NHS does not provide care outside of the UK. You will need to seek local medical advice.
I would like extra medication to take with me when going abroad or when leaving the UK
You are able to have up to 3 months’ supply of your regular repeat medication when leaving the UK. This is to allow you time to find local healthcare to take over prescribing while outside the UK. Unfortunately the NHS does not provide care outside of the UK.
I would like some sedating medication to help my fear of flying
We are occasionally asked by patients to prescribe sedating medication for flying. Unfortunately your request will be declined. We regret that we are not able to facilitate these requests on the grounds of patient safety and our need to prioritise the delivery of NHS care on the basis of patients’ clinical needs.
Here are some helpful resources for fear of flying
I would like some medications to take with me on holiday just in case I get unwell eg antibiotics
You have requested a prescription for medication to take with you on holiday in case you get an illness eg travellers’ diarrhoea, ear infection, chest infection, urine infection etc. Unfortunately the NHS does not provide care outside of the UK. We are not indemnified to treat our patients while abroad. If you were to become unwell while abroad, you will need to seek local medical advice.
Further Travel Information
The following websites will give you additional travel advice
Travel Health for information of vaccinations available on NHS
MASTA for private vaccination clinics
Gov.uk for specific country travel advice
EHIC to apply for your free European Health Insurance Card