Travel Information

Travel Vaccinations

Following a decision made by the Department of Health & Social Care and NHS Resolution, practice staff will no longer be insured to administer private travel vaccinations. Due to this, Warwick House ceased providing private travel vaccinations from 1 August 2019.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Patients are still able to receive Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Typhoid Boosters at the practice for free as these vaccinations are provided by the NHS for Public Health Services.

All other travel health advice and vaccinations must be sought from private travel clinics.

If you are thinking of travelling abroad please look at the travel section of the NHS website for advice on what you need to do www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/before-you-travel/

Holiday Prescriptions

Under NHS legislation the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the UK. However, if you are going to be travelling abroad and need medication for a stable pre-existing health condition, your GP may prescribe you with up to 3 months medication if they deem this medically appropriate. When determining the appropriate prescription for you, your GP needs to take into account how long you need to continue your medication for and how often your treatment needs to be reviewed, so you may be prescribed with less than the 3 months supply.

If you are going to be abroad for longer than 3 months, you will need to make arrangements to obtain a supply of medication at your destination. You can do this by either registering with a doctor in the country you are visiting, or buying the medication from a pharmacist while you are away

Patients sometimes request a prescription for medication they think they may need when abroad, for example in case they get diarrhoea, a reaction to mosquito bites, or if their period might be due. Depending on the circumstances of the request, a GP may or may not agree to prescribe medication in these situations. If the GP does agree to prescribe medication, this will always be deemed a private prescription, and the medication will have to be paid for at the pharmacy.

Download the NHS app to order prescriptions, check test results and obtain evidence of your Covid Vaccination status NHS App – NHS (www.nhs.uk)