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Travel Advice & Immunisations

We have access to Travel Advice and Immunisations

Are you planning or have you booked a trip abroad and are seeking travel health advice? Minster Surgery offers a travel clinic service which is led by our Practice Nurses.

We would first ask you complete a travel risk assessment form so we can assess your risk, the recommended vaccines, any necessary malaria tablets (if you’re travelling to a malarious region) and the advice most appropriate for your needs. Once you have completed and returned this form to the Surgery, we will contact you within one week to let you know if you need to attend for an appointment which we would then advise you book.

We regret that no traveller will be seen without a completed risk assessment form.
Under the services a GP provides for travel, there is an obligation to give vaccines to provide protection against hepatitis A, typhoid and tetanus, polio and diphtheria and travel advice free of charge. However, here at Minster Surgery we are pleased to be able to offer a more specialist service with a greater choice of vaccines you may require, for example rabies, which you would otherwise have to travel to a private travel clinic for. These vaccines are not free on the NHS and we usually have to make a charge.

To help us give you the best possible care, it is essential that you help us in our work by following the instructions below.

Every potential traveller MUST complete a travel risk assessment form.

How do you do this?

We would also ask you to go to and look up the destination you are travelling to, print off the information, read it and bring with you when you attend your appointment

Please download our pre-appointment information letter, which will give you some ideas about what happens in your travel appointment.

Click here to download the Pre Travel Risk Assessment Checklist (.pdf)

Pre-Appointment Information Letter

We also have a very informative travel advice leaflet which can be downloaded and printed at home.

Click here to download the Travel Advice Leaflet (.pdf)

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