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University Medical CentreUniversity of East AngliaEarlham RoadNorwichNorfolk, NR4 7TJTel: 01603 251600
Before your first appointment, please download, complete and return the Travel Health Questionnaire(s) to us by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org
DOWNLOAD: Travel Health Questionnaire (to be completed by all travellers)
DOWNLOAD: Yellow Fever Questionnaire (only needed if visiting a YF zone; tropical and sub-tropical regions of Africa and South/Central America)
Anyone considering travelling abroad is reminded to look at the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice, listed by country at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Whether you're off on a package holiday to relax, trekking through the Amazon, on Safari in Africa or exploring the world, our fully qualified and experienced Travel Health nurses can give you expert advice on staying health and safe abroad.
Appointments are available throughout the week and you should aim to book your first appointment at least 8 weeks before you are due to travel.
Travel consultations are carried out by specialist travel nurses in a dedicated travel clinic.
We see both registered and private patients in our travel clinics. If you are private, then please ensure you bring a copy of your up-to-date immunisation history with you so the travel nurses can assess your history and immunise accordingly. A credit/debit card will be required upon booking an appointment for private patients.
Your initial appointment with the specialist nurse will run through a personal assessment of risks/needs, taking into account your length of stay, activities and any existing health problems. This assessment will determine which vaccinations/medication you require.
If you require any immunisations, the travel nurses will begin these as soon as possible.
Not all travel immunisations are free on the NHS. Many travel costs are not covered by the NHS and we have to charge for these. Click on the Travel Vaccinations tab above for a breakdown of prices.
Phone us on 01603 251600 and speak to the receptionist about making an appointment!
If you would like some general information, click on a flag below for further information about countries and vaccinations;
If you are going to a country which has Yellow Fever (YF), please read the below and download, complete and return the YF questionnaire to us by emailing it to email@example.com
DOWNLOAD: Yellow Fever Questionnaire
Yellow fever (YF) is a serious illness caused by the YF virus. YF is usually passed on to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito and occurs in parts of the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Africa and South/Central America.
YF can vary from a flu-like illness that gets better on its own over several days to a severe illness with fever, jaundice (turning yellow), bleeding and organ failure.
There is no specific medicine to treat YF. Most people with the disease will need to be admitted to hospital and treated for their symptoms, some in intensive care.
Many people who get YF will die from the disease.
You can find further information about YF www.nhs.uk/conditions/yellow-fever
NaTHNaC (National Travel Health Network and Centre - a UK Government organisation) produce travel health guidance for overseas travel. They have produced an information leaflet about YF covering;
DOWNLOAD: NaTHNaC Yellow Fever Information for Travellers leaflet
Our specially trained travel nurses will conduct a full risk assessment on your suitability to have the YF vaccine in the first instance. This depends on a number of things, all of which will be taken into consideration;
Many travel costs are not covered by the NHS and we have to charge for these.
Free for patients up to the age of 25 years old
£56.00 for patient 25+ years old
**Giving fee/follow up appointment fee may apply (applicable to private patients only)
NB/Prices are subject to change without notice if manufacturer rates increase
You may find the following websites useful to look at - depending on your specialist need/plans.
Students going on overseas field trips as part of their course (eg; Swaziland, Kenya, China, Chile etc) which have been organised by their school, should all be seen for a travel risk assessment at UMS to ensure they are fully immunised, aware of travel risks and provided with any necessary travel medication (eg anti-malarial tables, anti-diarrhoeal medication...)
By following this process stated below, the school would then get a 'Fitness to Travel' certificate as verification the student is 'travel ready' for their field trip, and the school and students also benefit from a discounted rate on all travel vaccines.
The student/staff member does not have to be registered with us for us to be able to provide this service - we can see registered and non-registered patients for travel purpose. We would require (to be brought at the time of first travel appointment) for non-registered patients, an up-to-date immunisation history from their current GP surgery and list of any medications/conditions.
By providing the information requested in step 1 (below), the school will be invoiced for all travel risk assessments and immunisations for all individuals and will be provided with individual 'fitness to travel' certificates. Accompanying the invoice, will be an itemised document so the school can then either absorb the costs themselves (eg if the field trip has already been included within the original course fees) or is not, the school can then invoice the students individually for reimbursement.
This process should begin at least 8 weeks prior to the field trip date.
School manager/organiser of the field trip should send an email to the Operations Manager firstname.lastname@example.org with the full names, email addresses and contact numbers of all those going on the field trip.
In addition to this, the email needs to include the following details;
School manager/organiser should then email all students and staff who will be going on the field trip, informing them they need to book and appointment and attend UMS for a travel risk assessment.
All those going, should be made aware if they are not registered with UMS they need to obtain and bring with them when they see the travel nurse, their immunisation history from their GP, plus of a list of medications they are currently taking.
Any immunisations that could have be given for free on the NHS at the individual's home GP practice, will be given for free at the appointment. The point in the immunisation history is so they nurse can check if they need any NHS vaccine boosters etc and will work this info a schedule for them toe ensure the individual is appropriately covered for their trip.
The initial appointment is always 30 minutes, followed by subsequent appointments which are 15 minutes. The travel nurse will always look to administer vaccines at the initial appointment as long as the individual is fit and well and there are no contra-indications or uncertainties which may need looking into prior to giving any vaccinations.
UMS will monitor and report back to the school if anyone has not yet attended for their travel risk assessment appointment.
Once all on the field trip list have attended and completed their travel risk assessment and any follow up appointments, UMS will then provide the school with individuals 'fitness to travel' certificates along with an invoice to the school for all risk assessments and vaccinations.
Electives fall into two categories. The risk category will determine whether or not you will need to be seen by a specialist Travel Health Nurse.
These electives will be in the UK, EU/EEA Countries, Scandinavia, North America, Australia or New Zealand. The majority will not need any travel input but some destinations or institutions eg; North America, may require tests such as a chest x-ray, blood test or MRSA swab. All tests are payable in advance and a price will be given on application/request.
If your elective fits within this category, is listed below, and you need any of the aforementioned, you should contact us on 01603 251600 and ask for a Low Risk Elective appointment which will cost £15.00
These electives are for all destinations not listed above. If your approved elective is outside the low risk area you will need an Travel Risk Assessment which is carried out by a specialist Travel Health nurse. This assessment must be carried out at the UEA Medical Centre.
This will cost £30 (of which £20 is a non-refundable deposit for nurse time incase of failure to attend). Payment must be taken at the time of booking the appointment.
Following your travel health risk assessment you may be advised to have a series of immunisations and UMS will be able to provide all immunisations. You do not have to be registered with us to use this service. The only charges will be for vaccines and other travel medicines that the NHS prohibits us from providing at NHS expense.
If you choose to have your vaccinations at another GP surgery other than UMS, you will need to provide documentary evidence of the vaccine details. This should be returned to UMS who can generate a certificate of fitness to engage in elective and for the prescription of an HIV post-exposure pack when appropriate. Costs may be higher at other GP surgeries.
This will be available for you when you have attended your travel health risk assessment appointment, completed your immunisations and provided documentary evidence of any vaccinations received elsewhere. A copy will also be sent to your school as proof you have been cleared for your elective. Another GP practice may be able to produces such a certificate, but this will not be accepted by your school.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have access to HIV PEP throughout your elective period. An HIV PEP prescription will be issued once you have attended your travel health risk assessment appointment to ensure you have a supply of HIV PEP if it is not available at your elective destination. The medical centre has an arrangement with UEA Boots Pharmacy (on campus) to provide specially prepared starter packs. We have been informed they cost in the region of £260 and can take approximately one week to obtain. You will be responsible for any charges.
The NHS does not fund travel health services in a comprehensive way. Some immunisations are available on the NHS but many are not. We try to keep any charges we have to pass on to students as small as possible but they have to cover the costs involved. Other practices may charge different fees for immunisations. A list of vaccination fees can be found on the Travel Vaccinations tab above.
A list of vaccination fees can be found on the Travel Vaccinations tab above.
Please note: Missed appointment fees are applicable to all elective appointments. They will be charged at £15.00 for Low Risk Elective appointments and £20.00 for Uncertain Risk Elective appointments.
The university's policy on overseas travel and risk assessment can be accessed here https://www.uea.ac.uk/hr/employee-information/policies/travel
The manager of the school/budget holder, should send an email to email@example.com requesting a travel risk assessment for a member of staff (preferably 8 weeks before date of travel). The email needs to include the following details;
We will then reply to the school and contact the individual concerned inviting them to make an appointment downstairs within the medical centre at a Travel Clinic, at a time to suit their convenience and schedule.
The individual should make clear to the receptionist within the medical centre that they are a member of UEA staff travelling on UEA business (this is to ensure that they are not charged for the assessment or vaccinations for this episode of travel)
Employee attends the Travel Clinic for both the risk assessment and subsequent appointments for vaccines etc.
On completion of all vaccines and advice, a Certificate of Fitness to Travel will be issued to the manager with a copy to the employee. An invoice for the service will also be sent to the manager with the certificate.
1. Low risk – travel to North America, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Such travel does not need a specialised Travel Risk Assessment unless engaged in high risk activities e.g. caving, working with potentially rabid animals such as bats
2. Uncertain risk – all other destinations. Travel Health Risk Assessment needed.
Where possible the NHS will cover the cost of vaccines but current regulations exclude many vaccines and all anti-malarial drugs. Prices will be reviewed annually (except for vaccines which may need to be increased in line with any changes by the vaccine manufacturers) and any price change put into effect on July 1st each year.
Does your business send employees abroad?
If you have employees that travel abroad as part of their work, you have a duty of care to ensure that they are properly protected.
The Medical Centre is able to offer a corporate account for travel health services to ensure your staff are safe for travel anywhere in the world.
Whether you have one staff member or a whole team requiring support, we can assess the travel and activity risks of the country in question to ensure the correct advice and vaccinations are offered.
We would need details in advance of the staff who are travelling, and confirmation that you are willing to cover costs of their care. Individuals are then able to book travel appointments at a time convenient to themselves. Monthly or quarterly bills can be arranged dependent on numbers.
If you would like price lists or more information on travel or occupational health, please ring 01603 251601 and ask for Christina Fielding, Business Manager. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
**During current Covid pandemic, timeframes may take longer and there may be some tests that we are unable to do or may be delayed due to the pandemic which are out of our control**
As part of your course, you may have to spend some of the academic year at a university outside of the European Union.
In order to register at the university there, you may need to fulfil certain health requirements. As soon as you receive your university medical form(s) we advise all student to start the following programme immediately to ensure completion in time for registration at your overseas university.
(If you are already abroad on placement, then there is no action required. This information is for pre-departure to study at your overseas university)
These vary depending on which country and university you will be studying at. You may need some/all of the following;
Nurse ReviewAttendance for evaluation of TB requirements, analysis of medical records, immunisation update and completion certificate. Cost will vary depending on which country you are going to and the requirements stipulated on the medical form.
Medical ExaminationDepending on the information required on your form, you may need a full medical with examination, or a medical report which may be able to be done form your medical record without you requiring to attend to an appointment.
Tuberculosis (TB) ScreeningDepending on the type of test required, the cost will vary. You will be referred to an external provider. Any fees payable directly to them.
Cost: Price on application