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:
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:
Travel Illnesses and Vaccinations - NHS Choices
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.