? Travel Advice

Travel

Clapham Road Surgery provides a Travel Clinic on a Monday afternoon.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?

Complete a pre-travel risk assessment form.
This form can be downloaded here.
Please print a copy or collect a form from the surgery, fill it in and return it to us. This must be done before an appointment can be booked!

PLEASE BE AWARE: WE REQUIRE AT LEAST FOUR WEEKS NOTICE IN ADVANCE OF YOUR DEPARTURE DATE IN ORDER TO OFFER AN APPOINTMENT!

If you are departing within four weeks you will need to attend a Private Travel Clinic instead. For a list of Private Travel Clinics in our area please click here.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT?

Our Travel Nurse will assess your form to see if any vaccinations or special advice is required and then you will be contacted to book an appointment.

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU PROVIDE YOUR TELEPHONE DETAILS FOR THIS!

Please be aware it can take up to 10 days for the assessment to be completed.

If any vaccinations are required, the nurse needs to ensure they are prescribed by a doctor ready to be given during your appointment.

CLAPHAM ROAD SURGERY OFFER NHS* AND MENINGOCOCCAL ACWY TRAVEL VACCINES ONLY!

*NHS travel vaccines include Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio which are free. If an International Certificate of Vaccination Prophylaxis (ICVP) is required for Polio, a fee of ?5 is charged. Cholera vaccine is supplied on an NHS prescription. A fee of ?45 is charged for the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine.

For further information we strongly recommend that you look at the following websites where you can link to useful travel advice resources:

Malarial Advice

If there is a risk of malaria during your travel you will be given prevention advice when we see you, but if you require tablets you must seek advice from local malarial service pharmacies or private travel clinics.

Examples of such services are listed here for your information but please be aware we are not endorsing the services provided:

Pharmacies offering specialist Malaria Service:

  • BOOTS (Interchange Store) Tel: 01234 210803
  • TESCO (Riverfield Store) Tel: 01234 621015
  • TESCO (Cardington Rd Store) Tel: 01234 621018

Private Travel Services

For Private Travel Clinics please visit :

ADDRESS
Clapham Road Surgery,
46-48 Clapham Road,
Bedford, MK41 7PW

Phone: 01234 357143
Fax: 01234 345902
email: enquiries@claphamroad-bedford.nhs.uk

OPENING TIMES
Monday 08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00
Thursday 08:00 - 19:00
Friday 08:00 - 19:00
Saturday -closed-
Sunday -closed-