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Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. 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 links below

Due to a supply shortage we will be unable to provide the following immunisations

HEPETITIS B

TYPHOID

HEPETITIS A

We do have a travel vaccination clinic who can provide these imunisation, but please be aware there may be a charge for them.

 

Travel Vaccination clinic   

Telephone number: 01612130394

Address: Westwood Pharmacy, 69-71 Featherstall Road, Oldham, OL96QB

 

 

Advice on Medicines and Vaccines for Patients Travelling Outside the UK

 

Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the UK.

 

GP’s are not required to provide prescriptions for the treatment of a condition that may arise while the patient is abroad.

For example:

  •           Sun cream/lotions
  •           Pain relief
  •           Antidiarrhoeals
  •           Travel sickness medicines

 

For Prescription Only Medicines (POM), patients may be offered and charged for a

private prescription e.g. Ciprofloxacin for traveller’s diarrhoea. The GMS contract

allows items for travel to be prescribed by GPs for patients on their NHS list

 

Drugs for malaria prophylaxis not prescribable on the NHS

  •            Patients should be advised to purchase where possible over the counter.
  •            For prescription only medicines (eg. Doxycycline, Lariam®, Malarone® and

     Maloprim®), GPs may charge for and issue a private prescription.

 

Travel vaccines

Travel vaccines available through the NHS

  •             Tetanus
  •            Polio

 

All other travel vaccinations are not available on the NHS and must therefore must be offered to patients via a private prescription;

  •             Meningitis ACWY
  •             Tick Borne Encephalitis
  •            Japanese Encephalitis
  •             Rabies
  •             Yellow Fever Vaccine

 

PATIENTS TRAVELLING ABROAD FOR 3 MONTHS OR LESS

For patients who will be out of the UK for less than 3 months, it is reasonable

for your GP to provide sufficient medicines for an existing condition as long as it is safe to do so

 

PATIENTS LIVING/TRAVELLING ABROAD FOR MORE THAN 3 MONTHS OF THE YEAR

At his discretion your GP can only prescribe up to a maximum of 3 months medication. If you are leaving the UK for more than three months, it is your responsibility to obtain further supplies when you reach your destination.

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stocked vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines 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 fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.

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Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)


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