If you are travelling abroad you can make an appointment to attend our Travel Clinic, by making an appointment via reception.
In order to assist the practice nurse please print off the travel risk assessment form and bring with you fully completed to your first travel health appointment.
There may be a charge for providing some vaccines, as well as giving them, as this is recognised as being entirely outside of NHS work. Some vaccine has to be purchased by the practice and the costs are not covered by the NHS. You will need to book your appointments well in advance, at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to departure in case a series of injections is required. If there is insufficient time to complete your course and, or, we cannot accommodate your appointment, you will be asked to attend the MASTA Clinic at Lisson Grove surgery on 205556.
If tablets against malaria are advised it is important these are taken correctly and at the same time of the day or week, and the nurse can advise. Some are not available on prescription but can be obtained from the chemist, and others are only available on a private prescription for which you will have to pay £16, and you will need to see the doctor to discuss it before you will be prescribed. The appropriate medication for your journey will be advised depending on the area where you are travelling.
General advice - many infections abroad can be avoided by careful personal and food hygiene, and the avoidance of under cooked food, contaminated water, and protecting yourself from mosquito bites, particularly at dawn and dusk. www.MASTA.com can also provide you with this advice, and you can discuss it with the Practice Nurse.
Travel risk assessment form
General travel advice leaflet