If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required at TravelHealthPro
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please print out and complete the following form. Do not send it on line. Please return it to the Practice and make an appointment to see the nurse.
Beat the heat
What can I do?
- avoid being out in the sun during the hottest part of the day (around midday) and plan your day to avoid heavy activity during extreme heat
- bring everything you will need with you, such as a bottle of water, sun cream and a hat
- if you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen, and wear a hat and light clothing
- be prepared, as heatwaves can affect transport services and you might need extra water