When travelling abroad for business or pleasure it is important to be prepared, the nurses will assess any travel needs you may have and are able to give many vaccinations in The Practice. Before you contact us please visit the Fit for Travel website to check what vaccinations you might need.
Travel clinic at the practice
You can book a travel clinic appointment at the practice. If you need an appointment for you & your family then contact the practice as you will need a longer appointment. You will need to know when you are travelling, your destination and length of stay. In order to give you the best service we ask that you contact the practice at least 6-8 weeks before you travel if possible.
Please note that some vaccinations and medications advised for your travel are not free on the NHS, so there will be a charge for these.
Useful information & advice
European health insurance card
The old E111 paper form has been substituted with the new European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Your EHIC lets you get state healthcare at a reduced cost or sometimes for free, in all European Economic Area (EEA). It will cover you for treatment that is needed to allow you to continue your stay until your planned return. It also covers you for treatment of pre-existing medical conditions and for routine maternity care, as long as you’re not going abroad to give birth.
It is advisable for all UK residents travelling abroad to carry these cards. It should be ensured before every trip that the card is valid. EHIC is valid for up to five years.
Apply for your FREE EHIC card at this website: www.europeanhealthcard.org.uk.
For more information on general travel health and advice see the following websites: