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Travel Clinic & Holiday Vaccinations

Please note this is not a priority service, priority is given to acute and chronic health needs. Information on other providers can be given to you.

The surgery only provides travel vaccines which are available on the NHS.  These are

These vaccines available on the NHS because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.

To book an appointment to discuss your travel vaccine needs you must contact the surgery 12 weeks before you plan to travel and complete a Travel Risk Assessment which is available here or you can collect from the surgery.  We do not keep travel vaccines in stock and so need time to order them in, you may also require a course of vaccines so we need time to be able to get you booked in for these.

For any non NHS travel vaccines you may need you will need to attend a private travel clinic.

Travel vaccinations & health advice service – Boots

Homepage – Superdrug Health Clinic

Home – MASTA Travel Health | For All Your Vaccination advice (

Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres. The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) can help you find where you can get a yellow fever vaccination.

Useful resources

Travel vaccinations – NHS (

Advice on malaria Malaria – NHS (

Please download and print our useful guide below about Mosquito advice.

Mosquito-Advice.pdf (

NaTHNaC | Launchpad to services

Home – Fit for Travel

Diabetes travel advice Travelling with Diabetes

The International Society of Travel Medicine (

Lonely Planet | Travel Guides & Travel Information – Lonely Planet

Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions

Medication required for a pre-existing condition should be provided in sufficient quantity to cover the journey and to allow the patient to obtain medical attention abroad. If the patient is returning within the timescale of their usual prescription, then this should be issued (the maximum duration of a prescription is recommended by the Care Trust to be two months, although it is recognised that prescription quantities are sometimes greater than this). Patients are entitled to carry prescribed medicines, even if originally classed as controlled drugs, for example, morphine sulphate tablets.

For longer visits abroad, the patient should be advised to register with a local doctor for continuing medication (this may need to be paid for by the patient).

General practitioners are not responsible for prescriptions of items required for conditions which may arise while travelling, for example travel sickness or diarrhoea. Patients should be advised to purchase these items from community pharmacies prior to travel.

Apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC)

The UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) lets you get state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free.

If you have a UK European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) it will be valid until the expiry date on the card. Once it expires, you’ll need to apply for a GHIC to replace it.

GHIC and EHIC do not replace travel insurance.

Visit Apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) – GOV.UK ( for further information