When I originally established my website I wanted to provide healthcare professionals with essential Travel Medicine information and resources. Thanks to improvements in technology and the range of resources available I'm happy to say there is now a wealth of accessible information. The aim now is to provide a "one-stop-shop" for information for travel health consultations.
Ensure you make the best use of the help this website provides! Go to the menu at the very top of the page and hover the 'mouse' over each topic - for example, the tab 'Education' also includes a page providing information on malaria; a number of videos are found under the 'Tools' tab; there's a blog under the 'About' tab and 'Links' tab not only has an alphabetical list of resources but news of other conferences and job adverts in this section.
Travel Medicine is a relatively new branch of medicine. The provision of care and advice to travellers has significantly improved over the past decade. Of course, people have been travelling for centuries, but today, it's easier, quicker and more affordable to travel anywhere in the world. People travel for many reasons, pleasure, work, to see family and friends, adventure etc; and the ability to provide advice to travelers allows them to do so with greater knowledge, leading to improved protection. Such care is provided predominantly in primary care settings in the UK, but also in private travel clinics, hospitals, schools, universities, occupational health settings, within the military and now in some pharmacies.
Whilst my experience lies in a GP surgery, if you are a healthcare professional working in one of the settings mentioned, and find it hard to find the time to keep updated, then I hope these tools and resources will help to make your working life in travel health that little bit easier!