WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO PROVIDE TRAVEL VACCINATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
(WHEN NORMAL SERVICES RESUME AFTER THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC) We offer a full range of vaccinations for foreign travel. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please contact the Practice Nurse Secretaries Andrea Wimpenny or Sarah Senior on their direct line: 01924 767 097.
***It is important that you complete a travel vaccination request form at least 6 weeks before you are due to travel so that immunisation status and requirements can be assessed by one of our Practice Nurses. The minimum time we can accommodate your request is 3 weeks notice for short notice travel we will do our best depending on appointment availability to deal with your request.
Important information leaflet from North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group (NKCCG) on travel vaccinations can be downloaded here: travel vaccination leaflet for patients
You will need to complete a form for each person travelling and it is important that you complete all of the details in full. Please note that NOT ALL travel vaccinations are free of charge for example anyone travelling to Saudi Arabia will require ACWY vaccination and a confirmation certificate of vaccination in order to obtain a visa which is a requirement of the Saudi Government. The quickest way to do this is ask your local pharmacy who provide travel vaccinations.
Our practice nurse appointments are booked well in advance, therefore, it is essential that you attend for the appointment booked; and at some times in the year we can only offer specific appointment dates and times.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR REPEAT MEDICATION WHILE TRAVELLING UP TO 3 MONTHS AND OVER THREE MONTHS.
Please read our repeat medication leaflet here for more information about your medication while travelling abroad. REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS LEAFLET DEC 2018
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS WHO ARE TYPE 1 DIABETICS
A new Medical Device Awareness Card has been launched, sponsored by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Airport Operators Association (AOA), which covers insulin pumps, CGMs and flash glucose monitoring devices including the Freestyle Libre. Due to potential damage, insulin pump and CGM manufacturers advise that the medical devices should not be exposed to x-ray screening or full-body airport scanners. Regulations allow passengers with these medical devices to ask for an alternative security screening process. The new card provides information for both the Security Officer and the passenger and can be downloaded directly from the CAA website www.caa.co.uk.
Campaign Organiser, Rachel Humphrey has had passport sized (8.5cm x 12.5cm) versions of the card printed and is providing them free of charge upon receipt of a stamped addressed envelope (UK only). For details please email: email@example.com or see www.change.org/p/airport-authorities-standardpolicy-for-insulin-pumps-at-airport-security
You can also download more information here:
SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS GOING FOR HAJJ FROM OCTOBER 2013
The Ministry of Health Department in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have issued special advice to people travelling to Hajj from October 2013. Please read the attachments carefully as they contain important health advice with regards to the MERS-CoV virus. If you have any of the symptoms detailed in the following attachments please contact your GP Practice immediately on your return it will be helpful if you tell our receptionist that you have recently attended Hajj so they can ensure that you are seen quickly by your Doctor.
SPECIAL NOTE: the practice does not provide vaccination for Yellow Fever, however, we have contact numbers of where these vaccination services can be accessed. If you require Yellow Fever vaccination our Practice Nurses will advise you accordingly.
You can collect a form for each person from our reception desk or download by clicking on the link below.
(PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT TRAVEL VACCINATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AS WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE TRAVEL VACCINATIONS DURING THIS TIME) Travel_vaccination_form
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Whatever you do next, get your Men A,C,W & Y vaccination – it could save your life. This vaccination helps protect you from four types of meningitis and blood poisoning – Men A,C,W and Y.
Patients aged 18 on 31 August 2017 – the Practice has contacted these patients via SMS or by letter to invite them for vaccination. If you have not received your invitation please call the Practice and ask about the vaccination.
Patients who have not been vaccinated can also call the Practice for an appointment – Patients can have the vaccination up to their 25th Birthday – but don’t delay.