If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and the 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.
Travelling in Europe
Please contact our reception team via askmyGP or telephone and request a Pre-Travel form questionnaire.
Practice stance on prescribing of Diazepam for Fear of Flying
At Winscombe and Banwell Family Practice, we will not prescribe Diazepam for patients who wish to use Diazepam for a fear of flying, please read through the following information leaflet which explains the several reasons why we have taken this decision.
Information leaflet: Practice stance on prescribing Diazepam for Fear of flying