Preparing For Holidays
It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are visiting. If you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack then too.
Patients should complete a holiday risk assessment form before they attend any travel appointments they have with the nurse. To complete the form head to our Travel Risk Assessment Form Page
- Travel sickness tablets
- Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte
- Anti-diarrhoeal, e.g. Imodium
- High factor sunscreen; calamine lotion
- Always check whether you need any immunisations or malarial tablets before you travel
- Seek advice well in advance in case you need a course of injections
Other Essentials To Pack
- Water purification tablets
- Insect repellent
- Condoms / other contraceptives
- Arrange medical insurance
- Obtain a form E111 from the Post Office if you are travelling in Europe .
This will entitle you to free or reduced cost medical care within the EU. Take the form with you on holiday. (Care can still be very expensive even with an E111 form.)