- Travel Risk Assessment:
If you are planning a trip abroad please download and complete our Travel Risk Assessment Form. When complete hand it in or post it (using a tracked mail service) to reception. This MUST be completed at least 8 weeks prior to travel.
- Travel Appointment:
Once you have completed your form, call us to book a travel clinic appointment with the nurse. Bring the completed form with you to the appointment.
- Allow Plenty of Time:
Patients are advised to allow plenty of time for vaccinations (at least 8 weeks prior to travel) especially if traveling to an 'out of the way' place where they'll be living or working among local people. Some courses of vaccine such as rabies or Hepatitis B need to be given over several weeks.
- Note:The Meadows Surgery does not have an obligation to provide travel vaccinations.
If you require a prescription for vaccinations this will be ready to collect 2 working days following your appointment.
It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are intending to visit. lf you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack them too.
You may want to consider packing the following:
- Paracetamol Travel Sickness tablets Plasters and a small crepe bandage
- Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte, Anti diarrhoeal, for example lmodium
- High factor sunscreen
- Anti material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
- Condoms or other contraceptives
- Sunhats for yourself and children
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The Travel Health Organisations on this website has lots of useful links to help you.
We offer most of the travel health service at no additional charge to the patient. However the NHS does not cover the cost of all the treatments you may need. Therefore, for some services you may need to pay.
Malaria Tablets are NOT provided on the NHS and sometimes can be bought over-the-counter or may require a private prescription. The nurse can advise regarding this or you could discuss with your pharmacist. REMEMBER some tablets have to be started at least one week before you travel and you need continue to take them when you return to the UK for the advised length of time.
A list of these charges is held at reception.