We offer a nurse-run clinic for those travelling abroad for a holiday or on business, providing advice on health matters including any immunisations you may need. Some immunisations are not available on the NHS so we have to charge for these. Malaria tablets and any other medication need because you are travelling (e.g. reserve antibiotics) are also unavailable on the NHS and we have to make a charge.
To use this service please book at reception. You will need to make an appointment at least 6 weeks before you are due to leave. A travel form is available at reception. We need this to be completed and returned for completion prior to your appointment so that the nurse can be fully prepared when you attend. We would also encourage you to visit the website below which is very useful for foreign travel information. Choose the country to which you are travelling: http://www.fitfortravel.
This surgery will become a yellow fever immunisation centre from December 2008 but in the meantime will refer you to one that is, as required.
Failure to attend appointment:
If you fail to keep your travel appointment without giving adequate cancellation notice, you will not be able to book a further travel clinic appointment with Kincora Doctors Surgery.
Euorpean health insurance cards
The E111 form has now been replaced by a plastic card called a European Health Insurance card. This enables you to get the same benfefts as other EU citizens if you need medical health care in Europe. You can fill in an application at a Post Office, phone 0845 606 2030 or do this on line at www.dh.gov.uk/PolicyAndGuidance/HealthAdviceForTravellers
Returning to England:
If you become unwell after your trip, remember to tell us that you have been abroad. Malaria can develop up to a year after you become infected despite taking all possible precautions to protect yourself abroad.
A list of fees are shown overleaf
Malaria Prevention Medication
(You will be advised at your travel consultation if malaria tablets are required and if so, which are effective in the area you intend to visit)
Chloroquine and Proguanil can be bought from the chemist without a prescription. These drugs are only effective in certain parts of the world where the mosquitoes are not resistant.
The antimalarials: Doxycycline, Malarone, Malarone Paediatric and Mefloquine can only be obtained with a private prescription for which a charge of £15.00 is payable at the surgery. The prescription will be generated following your travel consultation and the fee is payable when you collect the prescription. The cost of the medication itself is payable to the chemist. The price is decided by the pharmacy and may vary widely between chemists. A very rough guide to the cost may be found on this link: TRAVELPHARM.COM
|Vaccines normally available on the NHS:|
|Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio||No fee|
|Hepatitis A – 1st dose||No fee|
|Hepatitis A – 2nd dose||No fee|
|Vaccines not available on the NHS:|
|Hepatitis B (often 3 vaccinations are required) – 1st dose||£35.00|
|Hepatitis B – 2nd dose||£35.00|
|Hepatitis B – 3rd dose||£35.00|
|Hepatitis B – Booster||£35.00|
|Hepatitis B – blood test||£25.00|
|Or all the above as a full course||£100.00|
|Hepatitis B – paediatric (child) full course||£80.00|
|Vaccines not kept in stock – a private prescription will be issued to the patient to obtain vaccine. The patient will pay the pharmacy for the cost of the vaccine as well as the fee below:|
|Private prescriptions (i.e. Malaria) per item||£15.00|
|Rabies – 1st dose (payable at time of first dose)||£40.00|
|Rabies – 2nd dose||£40.00|
|Rabies – 3rd dose||£40.00|
|Rabies – Booster||£40.00|
|Tick-borne Encephalitis – 1st dose (payable at time of first dose)||£40.00|
|Tick-borne Encephalitis – 2nd dose||£35.00|
|Tick-borne Encephalitis – 3rd dose||£40.00|
|Tick-borne Encephalitis – Booster||£40.00|
|Japanese Encephalitis – 1st dose (payable at time of first dose)||£35.00|
|Japanese Encephalitis – 2nd dose||£35.00|
|Japanese Encephalitis – 3rd dose||£35.00|
|Japanese Encephalitis – Booster||£35.00|
|Cholera full course of 2 doses (payable at time of first dose)||£55.00|
|Yellow Fever – Single dose (with certificate)||£55.00|
|Vaccination Travel Certificate||£10.00|
There is a public website which is very useful for foreign travel information. http://www.fitfortravel
Click on the country you are travelling to. We encourage you to look on this website.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
|Europe & Russia||North America|
|Central America||South America|
|Middle East||Central Asia|
|East Asia||Australasia and Pacific|
It is important to make the initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.