Surgery Times

Monday 8.30am - 6.30pm (6.30pm -7.30pm- open for pre booked appointments only)
Tuesday 8.30am - 6.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 6.30pm
Thursday 8.30am - 5pm
Friday 8.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday appointments Check with reception

Travel and Immunisaton

The surgery offers a dedicated Travel Clinic, where our team of nurses can deal with all your travel needs. Whether you are planning a short trip within Europe, going backpacking, visiting friends and relatives, or opting for a more relaxing break somewhere exotic, it is important that you are prepared and have all the information and vaccinations required before you leave. We are also a recognised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and offer the yellow fever vaccination along with any other vaccinations you may require.

 

Our e-mail Travel Service

We now offer an e-mail service for travellers, where you can e-mail one of our Travel Nurses about your itinerary, or simply to check whether your vaccinations are up to date.

Please e-mail travel.watling@nhs.net. We aim to get back to you within 3 working days of your query being received. You may still require an appointment for vaccination, so please allow at least 5 weeks before you travel, when you send your query.

If you do not have e-mail access, you can still book an appointment with the Travel Nurse to discuss your needs and have any vaccinations required.

 

Appointments for our Travel clinics

Appointments are available in our Travel Clinic which operates weekly. You should allow at least 5 weeks prior to any travel to book your appointment- more if you have a complicated itinerary or are visiting a number of countries. This is because you may require a course of vaccinations.

Prior to your appointment, you should download our Travel Risk Assessment form, so that the Nurse can deal with your itinerary in a timely manner.

 

Travel Queries

Where possible, all travel related queries should be e-mailed directly to travel.watling@nhs.net .

You can also access the NHS travel website Fit for Travel, which offers country by country travel related information, as well as information on diseases, such as malaria, which may affect your travel.

Please see www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk for further information.

 

Vaccinations

We are able to offer a variety of travel vaccinations, including Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B and Rabies.

However many of the travel vaccinations are not available on the NHS and you may have a pay a charge for these. Please also ensure that you are able to pay by cheque/cash at the time of the vaccination as we do not have card transaction facilities available within the surgery.

Please note that we have to order many vaccinations on Private Prescription and you will be required to pay £10 for this service.  See the full price list here: /admin/resources/1434526575-travel-vaccination-fees.pdf

Malaria

Malaria is a serious, often fatal, mosquito-borne virus which can cause you to become very unwell. It is important that if you are travelling to a country which is considered at risk of malaria, that you take adequate precautions to avoid being bitten, as well as take antimalarial medication to ensure the risk of being infected with malaria is reduced. Many travellers do not take antimalarial medication and become seriously unwell either during or after their trip.

There are a number of different types of antimalarial medications available and the Travel Nurse will discuss your needs in more detail at your consultation.

These are all provided by Private Prescription and there is a standard £10 charge for this.

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) 

Ensure you are fully insured for medical emergencies including repatriation. UK travellers visiting other European Union countries should also carry the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) as it entitles travellers to reduced cost, sometimes free, medical treatment in most European countries. Online applications normally arrive within seven days. Applications may also be made by telephone on 0845 606 2030 or by post using the form which can be downloaded from the website.