Prior to travelling please allow as much time as possible to arrange your appointment for travel vaccines (preferably at least 6 weeks), which will be with the Practice Nurse. Before you attend an appointment you will need to visit https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, to establish which vaccines you require and complete and return the below form to us. Please note we only offer the following vaccines on the NHS, if you require others you will need to visit a Private Travel Vaccine Clinic.
Only these vaccines are available on NHS Prescriptions:-
- Hepatitis A
Private Travel Clinics
If you require vaccines that aren’t on the list above, you will need to attend a Private Travel Clinic (you can obtain these numbers in the Yellow Pages see link below i.e. type in “travel clinic” then “your area”, to display a list of clinics) charges will apply at these clinics.
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 within Europe should be advised to carry a European Health Insurance Card, known as an EHIC.
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.