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This practice provides a full range of services to its patients. These include:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to have a telephone appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel requirements. This will include a discussion of which countries and areas within countries, and the order in which you are visiting them in to determine what vaccinations (if any) or advice is needed.
It is important to make this initial telephone appointment as early as possible - at least 8 weeks (preferably longer if possible). A second face to face appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. This second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccinations to work.
We may be unable to offer a face to face appointment without the initial telephone assessment.
We will direct you to appropriate private travel health clinics for assessments and vaccinations (for which they will charge) in any of the following circumstances:-
We provide basic travel health advice/vaccinations only and your needs are more complex.
If you are travelling at short notice and we are unable to accommodate you in time.
On rare occasions when no appointments are available
It is important to stress that not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Links to local private Travel health clinics and Travel advice websites (other clinics are also available)
www.welltravelledclinics.co.uk (clinic - part of School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool)
www.pallmallmedical.co.uk (Clinic - based in Newton Le willows)
www.ormskirktravelclinic.com (Clinic - based in Ormskirk)
http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk (website only)
These clinics can also offer occupational health vaccinations. Occupational Health vaccinations are NOT provided on the NHS.
Some local chemists can also provide a travel service.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
With changes made Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:* Medicals driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)* Insurance claim forms* Prescriptions for taking medication abroad* Private sick notes
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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