We offer a full travel advice and NHS immunisation service. Please choose a topic to see more information.
Do you need vaccinations? Before you travel, it’s important to find out whether you will need vaccinations for the country you’re visiting. The following websites will help you.
If you are travelling abroad please complete and submit the travel form in plenty of time, we recommend 2 to 3 months before your journey.
Travelling out of the country
Travelling out of the country for less than 3 months
Patients who inform us they will be out of the country for less than 3 months will be prescribed sufficient medicines for an existing condition (e.g. asthma, diabetes…) for the period while the patient is away where it is safe to do so. Drugs that require frequent monitoring may not be prescribed where there are safety concerns. A months’ supply only will be prescribed for drugs normally available over the counter, such as paracetamol.
Travelling out of the country for more than 3 months
Patients who inform us they will be leaving the country for more than 3 months will be prescribed sufficient medication to enable them to make alternative arrangements at their destination (up to 3 months’ supply where safe to do so). During the Pandemic we are restricted to prescribing patients sufficient medication for 1 month only.
Any patient living outside the practice area for 3 months or more will be removed from our patient list in accordance with national and CCG policies against claiming monies for ‘ghost patients’. In most cases, patients removed under such regulations should be able to re-join the patient list when they return to Acocks Green.
Travelling In Pregnancy
Some women prefer not to travel in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy because of nausea and vomiting and feeling very tired during these early stages. The risk of miscarriage is also higher in the first 3 months, whether you’re travelling or not. So, many women find the best time to travel or take a holiday is in mid-pregnancy, between 4 and 6 months.
With pregnant women there are increase risks for long distance travel including increased DVT risk for long haul flights, limited access to adequate health care in some areas, Zika virus reported in many countries, most malaria tabs and some vaccines contraindicated in pregnancy.
We advise that women who are pregnant or planning pregnancy should not book travel outside Europe without first booking to speak with one of our nurses.
Travel Risk Assessment Form
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- Basic information
- Personal Medical History
- Vaccination history
Date of birth
Dates of trip
Date of departure
Return date of trip
Itinerary and purpose of visit
Country to be visited
Length of stay (In days)
Away from medical destination, if so how remote?
Type of trip
Staying in area which is
Do you have any recent or past medical history of note?
List any current or repeat medications
Do you have any allergies for example to eggs, antibiotics, nuts?
Have you ever had a serious reaction to a vaccine given to you before?
Does having a serious injection make you feel feint?
Do you or any close family members have epilepsy?
Do you have any history of mental illness including depression or anxiety ?
Have you recently undergone radiotherapy, chemotherapy or steroid treatment?
Women only : Are you pregnant or planning pregnancy or breast feeding?
Have you taken out any travel insurance and if you have a medical condition , informed the insurance company about this?
Please write below any further information which may be relevant
Have you ever had any of the following vaccinations / malaria tablets and if so when?
For discussion when risk assessment is performed within your appointment. I have no reason to think that i might be pregnant. I have received information on the risks and benefits of the vaccines recommended and have had the opportunity to ask questions. I consent to the vaccines being given.