Non NHS Medical Examinations
Some services are not covered by the NHS and a charge will be made in line with the BMA scale of fees. These include medical examinations e.g.:
- HGV licence
- Employment medicals
- Driving insurance etc
as well as certain certificates e.g.:
- Private insurance claims
- Private sick notes
- Holiday cancellations etc
The Practice Nurse can advise on vaccination requirements and recommendations for patients travelling abroad and give NHS funded vaccinations.
We do not provide private travel vaccinations. These can usually be obtained at one of the larger Chemists.
If you wish to make an appointment to see a nurse for travel advice, please call in for a travel pack. The completed forms (make sure there is one for each member of the family) in the pack, which give the nurse details about where you are travelling, need to be returned to reception and you can then make an appointment with the nurse. The nurse will be able to review your forms and records before you attend for the appointment, which should assist in the smooth running of the travel clinic.
Please ensure that you contact the practice with plenty of notice of your intention to travel as it often important to have vaccinations a few weeks before travelling.
Useful Sites for Travel Information
Obtain up-to-date information from these useful sites:
Bournemouth Health Information Shop
The Bournemouth Health Information Shop, open between 10:00am – 6:00pm Tuesday – Saturday
Is based in Asda Superstore, St Paul’s Road, Bournemouth BH8 8DL and provides the following information:
- Information about NHS Services and referral to other local organisations such as Social Services.
- Someone to listen and respond to concerns, suggestions or queries.
- Help in sorting out problems.
- Access to information regarding health lifestyles, such as the ‘Health Network’.
- Specialist advice (e.g. for older people)