OVER RECENT YEARS THE PRACTICE HAS WORKED HARD TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY BY EMPLOYING MORE DOCTORS AND INCREASING OUR HOURS OF OPENING We have introduced an automated telephone appointment booking system. Please note that in order to use this system we need to have your correct contact telephone details and date of birth on our computer system. This system allows patients to book, cancel, check or change a GP appointment 24 hours per day 7 days per week.
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. 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.
Most travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because travel vaccination is not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore is a chargeable service.