Travel Clinic

Welcome to Bay Medical Groups’ Travel Page

Here you will find useful information about vaccinations and other general travel advice. You will also find links to the most up to date travel information from governing bodies.

If you are planning on travelling to another country it is really important to check the www.gov.uk website to check for recent travel updates. We would recommend accessing the foreign and commonwealth website www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/ to ensure it is safe to travel to your destination and that you take out comprehensive insurance. It’s important to check with your provider to see whether your policy is covered according to government recommendations. 

For more country specific information you can access the Travel Health Pro website  https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/ or the Fit For Travel website www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk.  Both of these websites give you detailed information about food, hygiene, vaccinations, recommendations, current outbreaks, sun protection and any other general travel advice for your holiday destination.

If you are set to go away make sure that you complete a travel assessment form and make an appointment with one of our nurses at least 4-6 weeks before you plan to fly.

If you require any vaccines that are not offered on the NHS, as listed below, you will need to go to one of the local private pharmacy’s. These include:

  • Health Hub Queen Square Lancaster
  • Boots Pharmacy
  • Dalton Square pharmacy

 

The following vaccinations are provided free of charge:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Combined Hepatitis A and B
  • Typhoid
  • Combined Hepatitis A and typhoid
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and polio given as combined vaccine
   

Holiday cancellation Certificate £63.00

 

Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please complete this online form and return to the practice a minimum of six weeks prior to travel.

Travel Pre-Assessment Questionnaire

 

Other Useful Links

Here are some other useful links to websites you may find helpful when planning a trip abroad:

For information on your destination provided by the Health Protection Agency (HPA).
www.nathnac.org

For information on your destination provided by the NHS (Scotland).
www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

For The Foreign and Commonwealth Office website which provides up-to-date information about destination countries.
www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/

Essential advice for anyone travelling to malaria hotspots.
www.malariahotspots.co.uk

Advice and protection about sunburn and skin cancer.
www.sunsmart.org.uk

Acomprehensive, up-to-date and accurate source of information on vaccines, disease and immunisation.
www.immunisation.nhs.uk

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