Travel Information

If you’re planning to travel outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.

To help us offer the most appropriate advice, please fill out the ONLINE TRAVEL QUESTIONNAIRE first (CLICK HERE) and then after you have submitted your questionnaire, call the surgery on 01258 880210 to book a face to face appointment with one of our travel nurses.

It is important that you complete and return the online travel questionnaire at least 8 weeks before you travel. Any questionnaires submitted less than 8 weeks in advance will not be accepted by the travel nursing team and you will be advised to contact a travel clinic (see below for details of local travel clinics).

During your travel consultation the Nurse will:

  • Offer advice about the vaccinations that may be recommended for the country that you are travelling to
  • Identify those vaccinations that are available on the NHS that can be given in the surgery and aim to give you the vaccinations there and then, or book you in for a future appointment
  • Offer advice and signpost further information related to other risks associated with the country that you are visiting i.e. traveller’s diarrhoea and insect bite avoidance

We would strongly recommend that you visit the Travel Health Pro website in advance before you have your travel consultation with our Nurses. If you select the country/countries that you are visiting, you will find general advice and vaccination recommendations for travellers. This will enable you to consider the activities that you are planning and the areas that you will be visiting, and any risks associated with this that may make vaccinations more advisable.

The following travel vaccines are available free on the NHS and can be given here at the surgery:

  • Polio (given as a combined diphtheria/tetanus/polio jab)
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
  • Cholera

Private vaccinations or private prescriptions for travel are no longer available at the surgery. If these are indicated, we would advise that you arrange an appointment at a private travel clinic for further assessment and immunisation.

Local travel clinics: