Travel Health & Immunisations

We pleased to offer our registered patients a travel health service.

Our nurse uses up-to-date information to advise you on your health needs related to destinations around the world. They can administer most vaccinations and provide prescriptions for treatments where needed.

Many people are taking long-haul holidays requiring complicated courses of vaccines. To assist you in these requirements we stock a large amount of travel related health promotion material, and have links to travel related websites below.

May we take this opportunity to wish you a pleasant trip!


Booking your Appointment with the Nurse

  • Travel Risk Assessment:
    If you're planning a trip abroad please complete our Travel Risk Assessment form with details of your proposed journey. Alternatively drop into surgery to complete a form. (Kindly note that this service is for registered patients only)
  • Travel Appointment:
    Once you have completed your online assessment form it will be reviewed by our Practice Nurse(s) who will contact you to advise your vaccination requirements and to book an appointment. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of completing the travel risk assessment form please telephone the surgery.
  • Please Allow Plenty of Time:
    European Destinations: Appointment will then be given within 4 week time frame from the point of contact
    Outside Europe/Multiple Destinations: Appointment to be given within a 6 week Time Frame (To allow completion of complex vaccination schedules e.g. Rabies to be ordered and completed)
    No Travel forms will be taken or appointments given before this time frame
    Patients can be offered a record of their Immunisation history if they consider seeking vaccination by other clinics

Holiday Health

It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are intending to visit. lf you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack them too.

You may want to consider packing the following:

  • Paracetamol Travel Sickness tablets Plasters and a small crepe bandage
  • Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte, Anti-diarrhoeal e.g. lmodium
  • High factor sunscreen
  • Anti-material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
  • Condoms / other contraceptives
  • Sunhats for yourself and children

Mosquito Bite Avoidance for Travellers

In many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, malaria, yellow fever and Zika. Here are five simple rules you should follow to reduce your risk of infections spread by mosquitoes.

Download this Information Leaflet for further Information.

MASTA Travel Clinics

MASTA Travel Clinics: 0330 100 4200 or website www.masta-travel-health.com/FindAClinic

Nearest MASTA Clinics

Cornwell's Chemist

51-53 Bodmin Avenue Weeping Cross Stafford, ST17 0EF

Boots

Web: www.boots.com

Cheshire Travel Clinic

Tel: 0161 870 6546 Web: www.cheshiretravelclinic.co.uk

CityDoc Travel Clinic

Tel: 0203 811 4593 (Stafford Clinic) Web: www.citydoc.org.uk

Travel Vaccination Charges:

We offer the travel health service free of charge, but unfortunately the NHS does not cover the cost of all the treatments you may need. Therefore, for some services you may need to pay.

A list of these charges is held at reception.