From the 1st April 2022 Immunisation for foreign travel is no longer provided by your GP practice.
Travel advice should be obtained privately at a travel immunisation clinic or contact the NHS service by email [email protected] or telephone 01382 423108.
Fit for Travel
For information on how to stay safe and healthy abroad along with Travel Health Advice.
Flying Phobia or Anxiety Prescriptions
We are often asked to prescribe sedative drugs, such as diazepam (Valium), for fear of flying. We have recently agreed a practice policy that we will no longer prescribe these drugs for fear of flying.
There are a number of good reasons why prescribing of drugs such as diazepam is not safe or recommended.
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 for example lmodium
- High factor sunscreen
- Anti material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
- Condoms or 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.