Our trained nurses offer a full travel advice and immunisation service to our registered patients.
If you or any of your group are not registered with us, you will need to speak to your registered GP practice, or consider registering with us if you are eligible to do so.
To arrange for a free appointment, click on the link opposite to download, complete and return our travel assessment form.
We need one form for each patient who is travelling, regardless of their age.
Once we have received your form, we will contact you to arrange the appointment. Please only contact us if you have not heard from us after 2 weeks.
Do you need vaccinations?
Please arrange your initial travel appointment at least 6-8 weeks before departure if possible. Vaccines need time to take effect and some may require several doses, over several weeks.
Select a region to find out more from www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
Travel Vaccination Prices
Travel advice is covered by the NHS. The initial assessment appointment and all advice we give is free of charge to our registered patients.
Some vaccinations for travel purposes are also provided free of charge, as they are covered by the NHS.
However many vaccinations for travel, and also prescriptions for travel medications including antimalarials and medications for altitude sickness, are not covered by the NHS and therefore charges apply. Payment for non-NHS services must be made in advance.
The following vaccines are immediately available in the surgery:
NHS: Diphtheria (free), Tetanus (free), Polio (free), Hepatitis A (free), Typhoid (free)
Non-NHS: Hepatitis B (adult) £55 per dose (usually 3 or 4 required), Hepatitis B (child) £55 per dose (usually 3 or 4 required), Rabies £60 per dose (usually 3 required), Meningitis ACWY £75 per dose (usually single dose), Japanese Encephalitis £90 per dose (2 required)
Yellow fever and Tick-borne Encephalitis vaccinations are not provided in the surgery but are available from specialist travel clinics.
Please note that vaccination prices and availability are subject to change.
Further Travel Information
The following websites will give you additional travel advice:
fitfortravel.nhs.uk for NHS travel advice
The NHS website on Travel Health for information of vaccinations available on NHS
MASTA for private vaccination clinics
Gov.uk for specific country travel advice
EHIC to apply for your free European Health Insurance Card
Regsitered with us but not currently in Cambridge?
The NHS website is available to anyone worldwide, provided they have access to the internet.
The NHS 111 advice line is not available to patients outside of the UK.
Still in the UK?
If you are away from home but you are still in the UK, we are still able to offer you advice and treatment.
Most of our consultations are remote (telephone, text etc) so it does not make a difference whether you are at home or elsewere in the UK.
However if we feel we need to see you in person you will be asked either to come back to Cambridge, or to contact the GP local to your current area and ask to be seen as a temporary patient. It is important to be seen as a temporary patient, because if you fully register with another practice in the UK your registration with us will automatically be cancelled.
We are able to send prescriptions to any pharmacy in England. We will ask you for the postcode of the pharmacy you wish to use.
If you are in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland we will not be able to send a prescription to you. (NB we no longer do any paper prescriptions so we cannot post one to you.) One option is for you to arrange for someone else to collect your medication in England and to send it to you. Otherwise you will need to speak to a GP in your local area as above.
Not currently in the UK?
We are simply not able to offer medical advice to people who are not in the UK.
The NHS treats patients who are in the UK, not those abroad.
Our medical licences (and our medical insurance) only allow us to practice medicine in the UK. That means the patient MUST be in the UK.
If you are not in the UK and you need medical advice beyond what is available on the NHS website, you will need to contact local medical services in your area.
We strongly recommend you have appropriate medical travel insurance in place before starting your journey.