Due to changes in the guidance regarding travel vaccines we are restructuring our travel clinics, therefore, we are not currently in a position to offer a travel service at this time.  We are working hard to rectify this and hope to restart the clinics soon.  Until further notice please consult a private travel clinic for advice and vaccines.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


I need a GP letter because I've decided not to go on holiday now

If you have changed your mind and decided not to go on holiday, you do not need a letter from the GP.

Insurers and travel companies should be basing their decisions to offer refunds on advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Public Health England, not letters from GPs. Professor Martin Marshall, chair of the Royal College of GPs

Check official foreign travel advice regarding coronavirus  and official foreign travel advice by country .


We are happy to complete travel cancellation forms if we have been attending you for new medical conditions for which we have advised that you cancel or postpone your holiday. We will not write a letter for any other reason. Use our online consulting service via our website to request a report.

Please do not book an appointment to request such a letter from us


Thank you

The Fordingbridge Surgery


Travel Clinic

From 1 March 2020, Fordingbridge Surgery will be able to administer travel vaccinations here at the Surgery.

However, in line with our NHS GP Contract, we will only be administering vaccinations which are free to our patients.  These vaccines include:- Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio & Diptheria and MMR if needed.

Vaccines that we will not be able to offer at this time are those which are considered to be private vaccines, outside the GP Contract and chargeable include:-  Hepatitis B, Rabies, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Tick-borne Encephalitis and Malaria tablets.  Patients will therefore be advised to obtain these vaccinations elsewhere.

Patients are requested to complete and return this travel assessment form to the surgery, 6-8 weeks prior to travel.

More information will be issued in due course.

Local Travel Clinics

Southampton: 023 8063 1922  www.travelhealthclinic.co.uk

Wimborne Travel Clinic: 01202 881693 http://dorsettravelclinic.co.uk/

Patients travelling abroad require a travel risk assessment in advance of their travel. The purpose of this is to assess an individual patient’s health needs and appropriate vaccinations. Once your online assessment has been reviewed by the travel vaccination clinic you will be contacted. Appointments will be booked with the nurse but alternative services may be advised if you have less than eight weeks to your departure. 

Please read our travel health advice leaflet which will help you stay healthy on your trip. 


There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below 

 Europe & Russia  North America
 Central America  South America
 Carribean  Africa
 Middle East  Central Asia
 East Asia  Australasia and Pacific