Mann Cottage Surgery
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Travel Services

Mann Cottage Surgery is a Yellow Fever Centre.

Our Practice Nurses recommend planning and discussing your travel requirements up to two months’ prior to your departure date.

Please allow adequate time to enable you to be fully and appropriately immunised for your travel destination abroad. Multiple holiday destinations may have complex medical requirements.

  • Print off and complete the Travel Itinerary Questionnaire and bring this with you when you make your appointment at Reception - this method requires that the practice nurse has your travel destination plans prior to your appointment.
  • When you attend for your appointment you will be informed of any charges for immunisation and you will be asked to settle the account prior to being vaccinated.

Before travelling overseas, it is important to be aware of the possible health risks and how to prevent problems, or minimise the chances of them occurring. Most importantly, you should know:

  • whether there are any specific health risks in the country you are travelling to for which you need to take precautions - for example, malaria
  • how to avoid becoming ill when you are abroad
  • what to do if you do become ill when you are abroad
  • how to get emergency medical treatment when you are abroad

Entitlement to request extra repeat prescriptions for travel abroad

Can my GP prescribe extra medication to cover my holiday?

If you are planning a longer holiday abroad and require extra supply of repeat prescriptions, please give Reception adequate notice of your requirements. If, however, you require up to three months’ supply of repeat medication the agreement of your GP will be required. Please see further DoH advice in our Information Leaflet.

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites:

Travel Illnesses and Vaccinations - NHS Choices

Fit for Travel

Travel Health

FCO Travel Advice

MASTA 

Videos from NHS Choices:

A simple guide to health precautions when travelling abroad, including vaccinations, taking condoms and a first aid kit, and being careful about drinking water.

 

Malaria is a parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes. This video explains out how the infection attacks different areas of the body and what you can do to avoid getting the disease in the first place.

 

In the UK, 2,000 people a year die from malignant melanoma, and it's increasing. See an expert and real people talk about how to stay safe in the sun.