Travel Health

Our nurses are happy to provide health advice if you are planning to travel.

We recommend that you discuss your travel plans with a health professional if you are planning a trip outside of Western Europe, North America, Australia or New Zealand.

This is particularly important for:

  • Babies and young children
  • The elderly
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • Those with pre-existing medical conditions

As a general rule, we suggest that you make an appointment for travel advice at least 6-8 weeks prior to travel when possible. This allows enough time for most travel vaccinations. We cannot usually provide travel vaccinations if your date of departure is within 2 weeks, so please book an appointment well ahead.

Please complete our Travel Questionnaire and bring it along with you to your appointment.

  Download Travel Form


For those planning longer trips into remote areas, more time may be needed as courses of vaccines may be recommended which can take weeks to complete.

A travel consultation does not just involve vaccinations. In fact the majority of hazards faced by travellers abroad are not prevented by vaccines. A travel consultation can help you identify these risks and provide you with the opportunity to discuss how these risks can be reduced. Examples include:

  • Traveller’s Diarrhoea
  • Food and Water Hygiene
  • Insect bite avoidance
  • Thrombosis (DVT) risk


For more information please visit the NHS Fit for Travel website.