Travel Advice

Travelling abroad is exciting but with so may things to see and do when you get there, the basics of health and safety are often neglected.

Every year people living in the UK go on more than 60 million trips abroad. Most have a safe trip but some people get ill or have an accident and need medical treatment while they're away.

Advice on everything from organising travel insurance and vaccinations to preventing DVT and jet lag can be found on:

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We can now only offer NHS FREE TRAVEL VACCINES.

These include Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Tetanus and Cholera.

If you are planning foreign travel please visit This is a very useful website to ensure you have a safe trip and will advise you on any vaccinations you may need.

If you think you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you will need to complete our Pre-Travel Questionnaire. We require as much information as possible and this needs to include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting, this will help us to determine what vaccinations are required.

Please complete our pre-travel questionnaire and hand it in to reception. One of our nurses will review your information and contact you within 10 working days to discuss any vaccinations that you may need. Please do not contact us before this.

It is important to hand in your questionnaire as early as possible - ideally at least 8 weeks before you travel. Travel Vaccines should be given around 4-6 weeks prior to travelling.

Travel Health Questionnaire

Pre-Travel Questionnaire

Non NHS Travel Vaccinations

For Non NHS Travel Vaccines you will need to attend either

  • private travel vaccination clinic
  • pharmacy offering travel healthcare services

The nearest one of these is CityDoc, 38 Front St, Cockfield, DL13 5DS

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

For more guidance on travel vaccination click here.

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