We no longer offer travel advice (as this was a private service but we do offer a limited number of the vaccinations free on the NHS) for Travel Advise please visit the following websites for further information or alternatively visit a Private Travel Clinic
Vaccinations Available on the NHS
Ensure you have done your research before booking an appointment with the Nurse for one (or more) of the free vaccinations as listed below. Please note: the receptionist will ask which vaccinations you are booking in for.
- Polio (given as a combined Diphtheria/tetanus/Polio)
- Hepatitis A
Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions
Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the United Kingdom. However, to ensure good patient care the following guidance is offered. People travelling to Europe should be advised to apply for a Global Health Insurance Card.
Medication required for a pre-existing condition should be provided in sufficient quantity to cover the journey and to allow the patient to obtain medical attention abroad. If the patient is returning within the timescale of their usual prescription, then this should be issued (the maximum duration of a prescription is recommended by the Care Trust to be two months, although it is recognised that prescription quantities are sometimes greater than this). Patients are entitled to carry prescribed medicines, even if originally classed as controlled drugs, for example, morphine sulphate tablets.
For longer visits abroad, the patient should be advised to register with a local doctor for continuing medication (this may need to be paid for by the patient).
General practitioners are not responsible for prescriptions of items required for conditions which may arise while travelling, for example travel sickness or diarrhoea. Patients should be advised to purchase these items from community pharmacies prior to travel.