Wanting to go on a great holiday of a lifetime to a far flung corner of the world? Do you need to check though whether it is safe for you fly by plane first if you or your loved one suffers with a serious health problem.
Am I Fit To Fly?
by the Civiil Aviation Authority. Includes great FAQs for patients and specific advice for patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, haematological disorders, pregnancy, psychiatric conditions, respiratory disease and surgical conditions too.
Sorted the tickets out, hotels and entertainment? But do you need to know what vaccines you need and whether you will need malaria prophylaxis or not?
Here are a couple of websites that our nurses use to get the latest most up-to-date and reliable information for patients. Why don't you save time and look here yourself too?
Here is a Malaria Prevention Consultation with an actual practice nurse to show you some of the issues you may wish to consider when considering malaria prophylaxis - remember ABCD!
Do not forget to get access to your GP electronic health records
and that of your family too before you go so that you can check when you last had your immunisations and also so that if you fall ill whilst abroad you can access your record and share it with the doctor or nurse there!
Remember you can only access your records - they cannot be changed but you must look after your passwords and pin numbers so that nobody else gets them. Many patients have already benefited from access to their records whilst abroad and you can too! Click on the link below to find out more