Nene Valley Surgery
Green Lane, Thrapston, Northants NN14 4QL
Telephone: 01832 732456
Out of Hours: Tel: 111

Travel Information

Before travelling overseas, it is important to be aware of the possible health risks and how to prevent problems, or minimise the chances of them occurring. Most importantly, you should know:

  • whether there are any specific health risks in the country you are travelling to for which you need to take precautions - for example, malaria
  • how to avoid becoming ill when you are abroad
  • what to do if you do become ill when you are abroad
  • how to get emergency medical treatment when you are abroad

Our practice nurses offer advice on travel illnesses and a full range of vaccinations. Please note that there may be a charge for some vaccinations.

Please download and complete the below Travel Risk Assessment form and bring the completed form to the surgery, if possible at least 10 weeks before travel. Please then book a double appointment with the Practice Nurse at least 8 weeks before travel.

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites:

Travel Illnesses and Vaccinations - NHS Choices

Fit for Travel

Travel Health

FCO Travel Advice

MASTA 

Videos from NHS Choices:

A simple guide to health precautions when travelling abroad, including vaccinations, taking condoms and a first aid kit, and being careful about drinking water.

 

Malaria is a parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes. This video explains out how the infection attacks different areas of the body and what you can do to avoid getting the disease in the first place.

 

In the UK, 2,000 people a year die from malignant melanoma, and it's increasing. See an expert and real people talk about how to stay safe in the sun.