Travel Health Update on 10th March 2017

HELLO - this page is just for you!  The content below will be available to you until the end of June 2017, but please note, it was up to date at the time of the travel health update you attended on 10th March 2017 at the UCLH Education Centre, but things may have changed since that time so refer to other resources as well, for example NaTHNaC and TRAVAX. After June this page will be taken 'down' however, all other pages on the website are always available.  

Over the years, I've enjoyed designing 'tools' and resources for health care professionals to use in their daily practice - created to make the process easier.   When using tools such as vaccine and malaria charts, advice leaflets etc. make sure though that you are always using the latest version. I would ask you to read the copyright and disclaimer statements please.

KEY RESOURCES in TRAVEL HEALTH but remember these are always on the 'Panda Page' - see image left side of home page.


RCN Travel health career competence document

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NaTHNaC - National Travel Health Network   and Centre 


TRAVAX -  The A to Z of healthy travel. (Password needed)


Fit for Travel, health information for travellers

NHS CHoicesNHS choices  public pages for travel 

Public Health England

Immunisation against Infectious disease   (The Green Book)

Public Health England   

Vaccine update -essential publication

Public Health England

Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK 


Electronic Medicines Compendium

Public Health England

Immunisation training resources




Resources from the Travel Health Update meeting, presented mostly in order of presentation - I may have included some items below I didn't discuss on the day but I hope you enjoyed the session!  

Finding your way around and keeping up to date 

  • My Facebook Page (Travel Health Training Ltd) here  (please like!)
  • My Blog here 
  • Practice Nurse Travel Health Update articles here
  • NaTHNaC TravelHealthPro eBook 
  • NaTHNaC immunosuppression factsheet and chapter 6 of the Green Book 
  • NaTHNaC - to subscribe to alerts and newsletter here and see right hand side of page 
  • If a TRAVAX user click on Account on the top menu and subscribe to news and outbreaks from there
  • To sign up to the Vaccine Update and/or subscribe to updates on other publications such as new chapters of the Green Book

Diseases and Vaccine update information 

  • Zika information - all the information can be accessed from the HOT NEWS page
  • WHO Zika app here 
  • MERS-CoV information from WHO here (including map) and here and PHE and fitfortravel  
  • Malaria resources here 
  • Children's malaria tablet chart from NaTHNaC here 
  • Which vaccine comes from which manufacturer?  here 
  • Polio information from NaTHNaC here and WHO video shown here but look at others too when on the page
  • Recommendation for administering more than one live vaccine see here 
  • Yellow fever resources from the WHO including outbreak information and many other items
  • Yellow fever factsheet from WHO 
  • Yellow fever chapter 35 from the Green Book 
  • Yellow fever certificate video from NaTHNaC on You Tube 
  • Example of yellow fever certificate on Travel Health Pro 
  • Yellow Fever Zone on Travel Health Pro, and the Training Portal 
  • WHO Annex of Countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination (11 July 2016) here and outbreak situation details here 
  • Yellow Fever course from Health Protection Scotland (remember this does NOT replace NaTHNaC training if you are a registered Yellow Fever Centre in England, Wales or N. Ireland) see here 
  • WHO: EYE strategy - Working together for eliminating yellow fever epidemics video 
  • Hepatitis B booster - page 178 of the Green Book here and my blog about hepatitis B with change to the 0, 1 and 2 month schedule here
  • JCVI information here 
  • Links to the immunisation charts for childhood schedules and much more on immunisation topics.  See in particular item no. 3
  • FAQ on charging for vaccines here 
  • Green Book chapter 22 on meningococcal disease here
  • Men ACWY issues detailed in a blog here 
  • Meninigitis certificate for Visa purposes here from GSK and here from Pfizer  
  • Japanese encephalitis information from NaTHNaC 
  • Ixiaro SPC from the Electronic Medicines Compendium 
  • Green Book chapter on JE here 
  • Map of endemicity of rabies from the WHO see here
  • Resources for rabies and make sure you scroll right to the bottom of the page
  • Public Health England guidelines on managing rabies post-exposure treatment (April 2016)
  • Public Health England Rabies post exposure risk assessment form and calendar see HERE
  • Travellers' diarrhoea from the CDC Yellow Bookinformation from NHS Choices 
  • Travellers' Diarrhoea BMJ clinical review HERE (login details required but podcast available free of charge) and open access paper from TMAID (Systematic review of loperamide: No proof of antibiotics being superior to loperamide in treatment of mild/moderate travellers' diarrhoea) HERE  
  • Water filtration from fitfortravel
  • Pure Hydration video with sub titles here (please note I am not endorsing this product but the video is useful from an educational perspective) 

Bits and Pieces 

  • HELP page with links to loads of resources
  • Immunisation resources here 
  • Green Book multiple choice questions here 
  • Vaccine storage resources from the 'HELP' section of my website (note scroll to bottom of the page!) see here  
  • CQC Nigel’s Surgery: Tips and mythbusters for GP practices see nos. 17 (vaccine storage) and 76 (Waste management)  
  • Safety needles from Vaccine update here see page 3
  • Video from National Geographic about contolling pain on vaccination here 
  • FAQ page for prescribing vaccines here  
  • FGM and travel resources which includes the documentary of the Cruel Cut. 
  • Awareness of Forced Marriage Abroad here 
  • ILGA maps for lesbian and gay rights maps
  • Routine National Immunisation schedule here containing vaccines for those with medical conditions - check the second page
  • IATA Medical Manual (for fitness to fly from page 51) April 2016 see HERE
  • Know as you go (KAYG) website here 


And a little more information!

       Rabies Communication Tool               Malaria E Learning

FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND WWW.JANECHIODINI.CO.UK - remember down the left hand side of the HOME page are images of some of the most useful pages to access directly rather than using the menu at the top.  

  • MANY helpful tools to standardise your service can be found on the tools page - or click on the image of the fruit and cutlery below!  These will include travel risk assessment and management forms (nos. 1 and 2), advice leaflet and post vaccination letter you can customise (nos. 4 and 5), last minute traveller poster (no. 10), bravery certificates (no. 14), poster regarding rabies for reception staff (no. 16) and much much more! 
  • Wanting more education on travel - click the trainig image below 
  • Don't forget the HELP page has loads of resources topic by topic
  • To find the latest item added to this website go to 'What's New' click here or image below right

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