Fairlands Medical CentreTel: 01483 594250
Glaziers Lane SurgeryTel: 01483 813274
Our nurses can be seen by appointment for all basic practice nursing services and offer the following special clinics and services:
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 vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Health Questionnaire
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as you may need a course of injections and so need several appointments. Please note appointments are subject to availability, if we do not have any suitable appointments you can go to the Robens Centre, Huxley Road Guildford where they offer a complete travel health clinic.
Please note that we only offer Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio vaccines. These are available free of charge by the NHS.
All other vaccines are a private service and will need to be sourced from a private travel/GP clinic.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please pop into the surgery to complete our travel form before making an appointment to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Mosquitoes can transmit several diseases including dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, malaria and yellow fever. Most (but not all) bite after dusk and at night. To reduce the chance of being bitten:
Contaminated food is a frequent source of common infections. In general you should have a high level of suspicion of any food presented to you unless you know it is made from fresh ingredients and has been thoroughly cooked. The following guidelines will help reduce the risk of contracting diseases from contaminated food:
Do not make the mistake of assuming that because a meal looks and smells delicious it will be safe.
Water is a frequent source of infection. Most cities and large towns have large piped water systems but the water is only safe to drink if it has been fully treated and chlorinated. Even in areas where the tap water is safe to drink the level of chemical treatment may be sufficient to render it unpalatable to the United Kingdom traveler.To be entirely safe the following alternative means of sterilization are available.
Overexposure to the sun can cause sunburn, leading to premature skin ageing and an increased risk of skin cancer. Take care not to burn in the sun and remember the following:
More travellers die from accidents than any other cause and most of these accidents could have been avoided. The consequences of having an accident abroad are often far more serious than if they occur at home. Emergency treatment may be limited and of an uncertain standard and there may be communication difficulties if you cannot speak the local language. You should know how to deal with an emergency and how to summon help locally but above all, try to avoid exposing yourself to unnecessary danger. Take Care on the RoadsIf you must travel on motorcycles or mopeds always wear a helmet and protective clothing.
Travellers have been shown to be at increased risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases as people often behave differently when they are abroad. There are many factors influencing behaviour such as being away from the usual constraints of home, seeking adventure and new experiences and wanting to make new friends. Diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B are more prevalent in some parts of the world than in the UK and the risk of infection may be much higher (for example HIV is principally a disease of high risk groups in the UK but is spread mainly through heterosexual intercourse in much of sub-saharan Africa). It is best to avoid casual sexual intercourse and, in particular, activities where the skin may be damaged or there may be contact with bodily fluids. The risk of transmission of HIV, hepatitis B and other sexually transmitted diseases is reduced but not eliminated by the use of a condom which should be used throughout sexual contact. Condoms purchased abroad may not be as reliable as they may not be of the same high standard as those purchased in the UK. Take a supply with you.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Please note that fees for private consultations and services are not refundable if the consultation or service booked is not cancelled in good time.(48 hours notice)
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