All GP surgeries are working under increased pressure and as a result we have to direct our resources to where they are most required. The surgery used to offer a complete travel service which was free of charge. The service is not part of the GPs core contract and as a result the surgery did not received any funding for a service that was complicated and very time consuming. After a review we decided we are no longer able to continue to provide this service.
The NHS has a comprehensive web-site giving you information about vaccines advised for travel abroad. The web address is www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published information for travellers on the European website.
The following travel vaccinations are usually available free on the NHS:
Combined booster (diphtheria, polio, tetanus)
Cholera - provided by the NHS but not commonly required
For travel to more exotic destinations or long stays other travel vaccines may be required. These are not provided by the NHS and you are advised to contact a travel clinic.