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Our practice has an in-house travel vaccination service which is fully stocked, competitively priced and up to date. We are a registered Yellow Fever Centre. We house anti-malarial drugs.

We provide a travel health service to all our private patients as well as corporate clients. We are used to assessing individuals prior to short and long-term work assignments all over the world. You do not need to be registered with the practice to receive travel vaccinations, and we will always take a comprehensive travel health history and ask you to bring any previous vaccination records you may hold.

Specific recommendations for countries and diseases as detailed by Public Health England can be found at http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/. TravelHealthPro is the website comprising the travel health resources of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

Here is a list of common vaccinations provided:

• Childhood immunisations including chickenpox, MMR and Gardasil

• Hepatitis A – after full course (2 doses within 6 – 12 months) it can last around 25 years in adults and 10 years in children

• Hepatitis B – after full course of three vaccines over 6 months it should probably elicit life-long immunity, although it’s best to check with a simple blood test

• Meningitis ACWY – every 5 years

• Pneumonia – normally lifelong

• Rabies – after a full course of three vaccines over 1 month, a booster is required every 3 years

• Seasonal influenza immunisation – annual

• Shingles vaccine – we offer Shingrix which after 2 doses offers over 90% immunity

• Combined tetanus, diphtheria, and polio (known as Revaxis) – booster every 10 years

• Typhoid – every 3 years if travelling to endemic areas

• Yellow Fever – lifelong immunity

• As for anti-malarials, we stock doxycycline, Avloclor/Paludrine as well as Malarone for both adults and children.

We also dispense antibiotics, anti-emetics, anti-diarrhoeals, anti-inflammatories and insect bite treatments for travellers.

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A half hour appointment will be made in order to deal with any acute problem and also to go through our patient registration process.

The office is open between 8am to 6pm Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 5.30pm on Fridays.

Outside office hours, the 24 hour telephone line will be picked up by an answerphone which will give instructions regarding contacting the doctor on call. The doctor will give telephone advice and where appropriate will supply prescriptions through to pharmacies. If a visit is required we utilise a deputising service for this. Under certain circumstances it may be appropriate to arrange admission to hospital directly which we can do. Please note that the above services are only available to patients who are already registered with the Practice and there is a charge for out of hours advice and services for those patients who are not monthly subscribers.

We value your feedback; good or bad, so please let us know. We carry out and publish annual patient satisfaction surveys. We are registered with The Care Quality Commission that regulates health and social care throughout England. We also have a formal complaints procedure if things have gone really badly and this can be accessed by contacting the Practice Manager.

The general answer to this is “No”. UK based Private Health Insurance companies will usually only recognise for the purposes of reimbursement, the services of individuals whom they define as Specialists.

We do not generally deal directly with insurance companies and work on the basis of individuals and corporations settling their own accounts and then claiming back directly with their respective insurance companies.

You can register at your first consultation with an acute problem or choose to register ahead of this. You will then pay for individual consultations, out of hours telephone advice and repeat prescription requests and referrals. Laboratory fees and vaccinations/drugs are additional where appropriate.

Consultation (30 minutes)

£200

Prescription Fee

£60

Registration Fee

£100

Out of Hours Telephone Advice

From £100

Missed Appointment/Late Cancellation

£200

Occupational Health Assessment and Report

On request

Vaccinations

On request

Pathology

On request

Health Screening Packages

On request

Travel Advice/Vaccinations

£60

Referral Letter Charge

£60

You can also choose to subscribe to the services of the Practice. This will cover all your consultations for a year and 24-hour telephone advice, referrals and letters, repeat prescription requests, travel advice, maternity and family planning advice.

You will be entitled to an annual flu vaccination and an annual health screening check as part of this subscription.

Subscriptions are at the discretion of the doctors. Cancellation can be made at any time after the initial 12 month period by either the patient or the Practice. Laboratory fees and vaccinations/drugs are additional where appropriate.

The practice is registered with the Care Quality Commission, an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health and Social Care, responsible for the regulation and inspection of health and social care services in England.

Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations

This is the first winter that seasonal influenza virus will co-circulate alongside the Covid-19 pandemic. Mathematical modelling suggests the winter 2021/2022 influenza season will not only begin earlier than normal, but it could also be 50% larger than typically seen.

 

Pneumonia affects 1 in 100 people. In addition to flu vaccine, we would now strongly recommend a pneumonia vaccine which protects against 23 bacterial strains.

 

Our vaccines will be available to administer from 15th September.

 

We can provide mobile flu clinics to your workplace for the whole team, or home appointments for individual patients and their families. Alternatively, clients can book an appointment at the Practice between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday.