Meddygfa Beechwood Surgery

Caring for the Community of East Newport

We offer a comprehensive range

of clinics and services

6. Travel Information

We are not a specialist travel advice centre and do not run specific Travel Clinics. Travel Health Information available at Fit-For-Travel However our highly trained nurses will be able to provide you with guidance and direct to you to the most suitable course of action. We can issue you with a limited range of vaccines in line with our contract of standard NHS provision; although you will need to locate your own nearest regional centre should a yellow fever vaccination be required. Anti-malarial medication is available from most pharmacies.

Anti-Malarial medication

is not a replacement for adequate Mosquito Bite Avoidance

It is usually recommended you take anti-malarial medication when travelling to areas where there is a risk of of Malaria. The tablets can reduce your risk by about 90%. The type of medication required is dependent on exactly where you are going (check Fit- For-Travel), relevant family & your medical history, allergies, medication you are currently taking, previous experiences with anti-malarials, age and whether your pregnant. You will be able to obtain with an adequate amount of required medication over-the- counter from your community Pharmacy. Unfortunately certain drugs may require a private prescription from your GP (he will advise you if this is necessary). All anti-malarial medication is chargeable (and not on NHS). For further information on types of anti-malarial medication please check this website.

Holiday Health

Do not forget adequate Travel Insurance

It is 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 intending to visit. Remember to also pack your regular prescription medicines ( and ensure you order adequate supply in good time). You may also wish to consider the following: Paracetamol, Travel sickness tablets, Plasters and a small crepe bandage. Rehydration solutions (such as Dioralyte) and anti-diarrhoeal (such as Imodium) High-factor Sunscreen Anti-malarial tablets (if indicated), Insect Repellent, Water purification tablets. Sun-hats for yourself and children Condoms / other contraceptives.

Clinics & Services

Beechwood Surgery | 371-373 Chepstow Road | Newport | NP19 8HL Tel: 01633 277771 Fax: 01633 290631