Travel Information


Information and advice for travelling abroad

Travel Vaccination

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, please call the surgery to book with the travel nurse.

Your travel consultation will consist of two appointments, the first must be no later than 6 weeks before you travel. 

Some travel vaccinations are not available on the NHS and may incur a charge, which will be advised to you at your appointment.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations on the Fit for travel website


Fear of Flying Policy

Prescribing of diazepam or other hypnotics for fear of flying will not be provided on NHS prescriptions unless in exceptional circumstances. This is because of lack of evidence for the use of these medicines and the risk of adverse effects, as outlined below. 

Fit For Travel

  • Fear of flying is common despite flying being safer than road or rail travel in most developed countries.
  • Try distraction by talking with other passengers, watching a film, listening to music or reading. 
  • Tell the cabin crew. Reassurance about routine aircraft sounds and in flight activities can help.
  • Research shows that Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) can be helpful for more severe cases. The person identifies what they actually fear and then learns different ways of overcoming it. 

A number of airlines run courses aimed at alleviating travellers fears, such as: 

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