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.
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:
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:
Travel Illnesses and Vaccinations - NHS Choices
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.