If you are planning a trip aboard and require advice or/and vaccinations, please collect a questionnaire from Reception and book an appointment with the Nurse.
This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the following website:
The Nurse will then review your questionnaire during your appointment and assess your travel requirements.
Some travel vaccines and anti malarial treatments are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please either collect a Travel Questionnaire from Reception or print off from the below link, complete and return to Reception.
Patient Travel Questionniare
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Regarding certificates or evidence about your COVID vaccination status
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.
Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available in the NHS app from 17th May 2021, (which is also valuable for accessing your health record and ordering repeat prescriptions) and in some of the other apps that provide you with Patient online services.
The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.
If you have not used it before, there is a self-registration process within the app to create an "NHS login" as per https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-log-in/
If you already have access/ login details for patient online services, for example "Patient Access", you may use this.
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, and the letter may to take another 5 days to reach you, or more if postal services are affected. Please take account of this when making your plans.