If you are planning a journey of any sort, please make an appointment with the Nurse to discuss your travel health and immunisations. There are a number of immunisations and malaria tablets not available on the NHS therefore a charge will be made for these.
Please see the fees list in Reception or ask the Receptionist.
The surgery is a registered Yellow Fever Centre. This service is also available to persons not registered as patients at Cartmel Surgery. This injection is not available on the NHS.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this 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.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view).
Don't forget to carry your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)