Due to changes in our nursing service recently, we are now able to offer a travel advice service. Please collect a Travel Questionnaire and hand in the completed form to reception a minimum of 6 weeks prior to travel. Anyone who is travelling within 6 weeks will be advised to attend a Travel Clinic. We will continue to administer certain vaccinations (i.e. Hepatitis A and Typhoid) that have always been provided free through NHS services for travel purposes. After attending a Travel Clinic any vaccines that are provided on the NHS can be given at the practice. Please provide written proof from the Travel Clinic before attending the practice for an appointment.
For more complicated travel plans where it is likely that other vaccinations or anti-malarials are required we recommend that you engage with a local travel service. There is a wide variety available in the local area ranging from local chemists to more formal clinics at the Western General Hospital.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
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 fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.