WHAT'S NEW?

New items are being added to the website on a regular basis - here are some highlights

April 2017

  • Added some Autumn dates for my New to Travel Health course see here
  • Added a new short e learning on 'What is Travel Medicine' - see the top left image of the world globe on the home page 
  • Added the April Practice Nurse Update here which includes the Editorial from the journal Editor, Mandy Galloway

March 2017

  • Added a new blog about Travel Medicine - the Big Picture see here
  • Updated the Simple Guide for Travel Vaccines due to change in Nimenrix losing its black triangle and other SPC changes see item no. 3 here 
  • Added a new video, the documentary 'Help I caught it abroad' - see item no. 11 here
  • Added the March Practice Nurse Update here
  • Added a new FAQ on hepatitis A here
  • Added a very simple poster providing the helpine contact details for complex travel health queries - item no. 8 in Tools here 

February 2017

  • Updated the Simple Guide for Travel Vaccines due to change in JEV schedules see item no. 3 here
  • Added a new page in HELP for the traveller with a disability see here  (please note comment at the bottom of the page)
  • Added the February Practice Nurse Update here
  • Added a new FAQ - no. 6 to inform on which travel vaccine comes from which manufacturer see here 
  • Updated the FGM page and added some new resources here 
  • Updated the Malaria Matters course to the 2016 UK Malaria guidelines - for access see here
  • Added a new advert on the 'Jobs' page - see here

January 2017

  • Added a new date for an 'New to Travel Health Course' see here 
  • Added a new Blog about a video of an Advanced Workshop presentation I gave at the BPiN conference last October see here and also put it on my presentations page here 
  • Added the January Practice Nurse Update here 
  • Updated the travel risk assessment form to include a question about FGM.  Also provided the travel risk assessment and travel risk management forms in Word but please read conditions of use - see items 1 and 2 in TOOLS 
  • Updated the 'Jobs' page - see here 

December 2016

  • Updated the Malaria page and included the latest guidelines - see here 
  • Updated the 'Update in Travel Health' education page here 
  • Added the December Practice Nurse Update - see here
  • Updated the page in HELP on FGM with some new resources and a new image - here

November 2016

  • Wrote numerous FaceBook postings this month on a variety of topics - see here
  • Added a new blog about yellow fever - see here
  • Added the November Practice Nurse Update - see here
  • Added a new article by Ann McDonald - FGM and a GLOBAL assessment see here and click on October 2016 

October 2016

  • Added a date for an Update in Travel Health course in London for 2017 here
  • Taught 'Resources in Travel Medicine' on the Diploma in Travel Medicine course in Glasgow and created a page of links see here 
  • Added a lot of postings onto my Travel Health Training FaceBook page here 
  • Added a new page in HELP with resources about Gap Year Travellers and Backpackers here

September 2016

  • Added a blog about prescribing in travel medicine here 
  • Added the September Practice Nurse Update - see here
  • Added dates for two New to Travel courses to be held in 2017 - see here 
  • Updated the Simple Guide to Travel Vcaccines again to reflect changes to conjugate meningitis ACWY for Hajj and Umrah purposes and change to length of protection on JEV see item no. 3  here.   I would call this chart not so simple these days (!) and PLEASE make sure you always use it in conjunction with other resources named on the chart. 

August 2016

  • Added a blog about the meningococcal vaccines clarifying length of protection for Pilgrims - see here 
  • Added the Spring/Summer 2016 edition of Emporiatrics, edited by Sandra Grieve - see here
  • Added some new resources to the 'Panda Page' - for those new to travel health see here 
  • Added some new items to the Patient Resources page - leaflets/documents/resources by image - see here 
  • Posted many interesting items of new information for travel medicine on my travel Facbook page here 
  • Wrote a blog about a 'free to access' learning opportunity called the 'Hub' from the Faculty of Travel Medicine see here
  • Added the August Practice Nurse Update - see here
  • Updated the 'Jobs' page - see here

July 2016

  • Updated the post vaccination advice letter that will need adapting for use - see no. 5 in TOOLS here
  • Updated the travel advice leaflet and added a version with images in it - see no. 4 in TOOLS here
  • Added the July Practice Nurse Update - see here
  • Updated the simple guide to vaccines to reflect the course of hepatitis B on a 0, 1 and 2 month schedule - see item no. 3 hereFor further explanation see my blog entry on 8 July 2016 here 
  • Created a new page called HOT NEWS which currently has the latest resources on Zika Virus on it here and its also accessible from the home page, on images down left side of the page
  • Created a page for resources for the traveller with diabetes here 

June 2016

  • Added the June Practice Nurse Update - see here
  • Spoke at the NECTM meeting on the Young Adult/Gap Year traveller and created a page of resources relevant to the presentation see here
  • Updated the 'Jobs' page - see here
  • Updated some resources on the rabies page see here 

May 2016

  • Added a New to Travel course for November/December 2016 see here
  • Added the May Practice Nurse Update - see here
  • Posted dates and venues of a series of travel health update workshops that I'm dong with the RCN.  Click HERE
  • Updated the 'Jobs' page - see here

April 2016

  • Updated the FGM Page in HELP - some new resources added see HERE 
  • Added a new chart to help explain to parents how to administer malaria chemoprophylaxis to children.  Also included is the link to the malaria tablet charts for children from NaTHNaC.  See item 21 in TOOLS 
  • Added some news about notification of travel health updates I'm going to be doing in partnership with the RCN - more news on this will follow. See here 
  • Added an article written instead of the the travel health update for April - New to travel health?  How to get started. Click here

March 2016

  • Updated the 'Conferences' page adding the Annual Symposium of the Faculty of Travel Medicine see here
  • Added two new blogs see here - more Zika resources and one about a new conference
  • Updated FAQ no. 3 on Providing a Travel Service, and put some information regarding many queries I receive on the topic see here
  • Added a Practice Nurse logo on the right hand side of the Home page to access monthly published travel health updates more easily 
  • Added the March Practice Nurse Update - see here
  • Updated the sample travel clinic protocol - see no. 19 in TOOLS see here

February 2016

  • Added some resources on Zika virus in the blog section here
  • Added the February Practice Nurse Update, all about Zika virus - see here
  • Updated the resources on the immunisation page in 'HELP' here 
  • Added a blog here -  about a new mosquito bite prevention leaflet

January 2016

  • Added a couple of new courses for the 'New to Travel Health' see here 
  • Uploaded a new version of the 'Simple Guide for Travel Vaccines' to the addition of VAQTA to the choice of hepatitis A vaccines.  See item no. 3 here
  • Added the January Practice Nurse Update - see here
  • Updated the 'Job Adverts in Travel Health' page - see here 
  • Updated the Emporiatrics page and added the Autumn/Winter 2015 edition see here, bottom right of the page 
  • Added two new blogs here - one about viral hepatitis virology training and one about a new PGD for Revaxis

December 2015

November 2015

  • Updated the Malaria Matters course to the 2015 UK malaria guidelines.  To do this e learning see here
  • Added the November Practice Nurse Update - see here
  • Updated the 'Job Adverts in Travel Health' page - see here 

October 2015

  • Added the October Practice Nurse Update - see here
  • Added additional information on the FAQ no. 1 page here re PGDs and the NHS vaccines 
  • Added a quick link to the FAQ page on the left hand column of the Home page see here 
  • Added a new conference see here 
  • Added 'Rabies Prevention Advice Booklet to use in a Consultation' to the TOOLS page but please read the rationale for use carefully.  See item no. 20 in tools here 
  • Updated the 'Job Adverts in Travel Health' page - see here 
  • Updated the brief and more detailed malaria chemoprophylaxis charts to reflect the 2015 UK Malaria Guidelines see item no. 7 in TOOLS - see here 

September 2015

  • Added a few dates for the New To Travel course for 2016 see here 
  • Added the September Practice Nurse Update - see here
  • Created a programme containing some presentations and resources from the joing RCN/THT conference The Highs and Lows of Travel held on 19th September 2015 - see here 
  • Uploaded a new version of the 'Simple Guide for Travel Vaccines' to reflect the new rapid schedule for Ixiaro.  See item no. 3 here 
  • Added the August Practice Nurse Update - see here

August 2015

  • Added a new page in HELP entitled, FGM and Travel, see here
  • Updated FAQ no. 1 with some important information that PGDs can now be used for private travel vaccines in an NHS setting see HERE
  • Re designed the FAQ pages and changed the 'News' page format - see HERE
  • Updated the childhood immunisation charts including the new chart from summer 2015 on the HELP page here (item no. 3)
  • Added the July Practice Nurse Update - see here

July 2015

  • Written a new blog about the 'Highs and Lows of Travel' see here 
  • Added my sample travel clinic protocol for individual development.  See item number 19 in 'TOOLS' here
  • Added an article written for Practice Managment journal about running a travel service in a primary care setting and placed on the Practice manager 'HELP' page see here or for the direct article see here 
  • Added the June Practice Nurse Update - see here

June 2015

  • Updated the Job Advert page see here 
  • New blog added about the 2014 Malaria figures published today (entry of 12th June) see here 
  • Added the May Practice Nurse Update - see here

May 2015

  • Added a new page to the 'HELP' section on 'International Resources' see here or directly here (please note this page is a work in progress.  If you work in a country outside the UK and can contribute a list of the resources you use there, please e mail me and I'll add them!  Thank you).
  • Added a blog about the updated Historical vaccine history timeline see here 
  • Added some new items to the Traveller Advice Resources page see here 
  • Added a new page to the 'HELP' section on the 'Female Traveller' see here or directly here  
  • Added the April Practice Nurse Update - see here

April 2015

  • Added the Multiple Destinations for Malaria course to the Malaria page in the HELP section see here 
  • Added a blog which takes you to a short new e learning programme for Mutiple Destinations for Malaria see here
  • Added the March Practice Nurse Update - see here

March 2015

  • Added a new blog about a great YouTube channel containing useful science video - the one illustrated is about 'Why Vaccines Work'.  See here  
  • Updated the 'Malaria Prevention Advice Booklet for Travellers' see item no. 6 in 'Tools' click here 
  • Uploaded a new version of the 'Vaccine stock management spreadsheet in excel format for travel vaccines' which has a quick link access to all pages in an index to the right of the front cover (thanks to Sam Howard).  See item 12a in 'Tools' click here
  • Updated malaria chemoprophylaxis charts as Nivaquine syrup has been discontinued.  See item 7 here
  • Added a new notifcation for a series of NOMAD events in April on the conference page see here
  • Added the malaria planning leaflet, lymphoedema leaflet and some new apps to the travel advice resource page - see here 
  • Added a new leaflet for the traveller who is unsure about an itinerary to a malarious area.  See no.18 in 'Tools' here and on the malaria 'Help' page here
  • Added the February Practice Nurse Update - see here

February 2015

  • Updated my 'Publications' page - see here 
  • Added the final version flyer for my joint conference with the RCN on 19 September 2015 see here or for the flyer directly click here 
  • Added a new blog about an important document published called the Health of Travellers see here
  • Updated the instructions for using the PHE Malaria Reference Laboratory fax service on the malaria 'help' page but see here 
  • Added the January Practice Nurse Update - see here 
  • Added a blog about the recently published Splenectomy leaflet and card from PHE see here 

January 2015

  • Updated the 'Conference' page see here 
  • Added new leaflets from PHE for off-label vaccine use - see i) here 
  • Updated the 'Historical vaccine development and introduction to vaccines in the UK' poster see no. 10 here 
  • Added a new form for use with a complex travel itinerary - see item no. 17 in tools here 
  • Added a blog about the conferences happening in March as well. See here 
  • Updated the conference link page see here

December 2014

  • Added a Blog about the Christmas article below as well!  See here
  • Added the December Practice Nurse Update - one on a lighter note and a bit of fun!  Thanks to Practice Nurse for allowing me to publish this article a month early!  See here
  • Added the November Practice Nurse Update.  See here
  • Added a blog about 'Air bubbles in syringes' see here

November 2014

  • Updated the 'Jobs' page see here 
  • Added a blog about the bravery certificates see here
  • Created some new black and white bravery certificates which children could colour in addition to colour ones already available.  See no. 14 in tools for both options.  See here 
  • Added a blog about the newly published RCOG 'Malaria and Pregnancy' leaflet see here 
  • Spoke at the MASTA conference on 7.11.14 at the Royal College of Physicians on 'School Trips' and added a page of resources around the subject see here 

October 2014 

  • Updated the Simple Guide to Travel Vaccines chart and the Vaccine Record Sheet as oral typhoid vaccine guidance from Green Book has changed to 3 years duration of protection - see Tools items 3 and 15 here 
  • Added a new blog about Ebola resources see here 
  • Added more presentations to the resources page following the conference 'A Return Ticket' see here
  • Added 'Practice Nurse Travel Health Updates' archive for 2010, 2011 and 2012 and revamped the page see here
  • Added the September 2014 travel health update from Practice Nurse journal, see here 
  • Added a blog about the 'traveller advice' page explaining more about the resource.  See entry 1st October here 
  • Added a new page for 'travellers advice resources' within the help section but there is a quick link button on the home page too see here 

September 2014

  • Added a new posting on the 'jobs' page see here
  • Updated the vaccine record sheet - see the explanation given with this form.  No. 15 in 'Tools' see here 
  • Added a blog about Malaria Matters see here 
  • Posted news of 'Malaria Matters' a new e-learning course for malaria prevention see here
  • Moved the 'Malaria Resources' which were under 'Education' to the 'HELP' section see here 
  • Updated the Simple Guide to Travel Vaccines, by removing ACWY Vax now it is no longer available to purchase see No. 3 here 
  • Added the August 2014 travel health update from Practice Nurse journal see here 
  • Added a new blog about some new immunisation resources from Public Health England see here 
  • Added quick access 'buttons' to my 'Blog' and 'Facebook' pages from the home page - see just under the page image on right hand side - see here 

August 2014

  • Added the latest edition of 'Emporiatrics' the magazine of the Faculty of Travel Medicine see here 
  • Added a Blog about the Facebook page I've set up - see here
  • Added a new conference from the Faculty of Travel Medicine, RCPSG - see here 
  • Added a new page in 'HELP' for Practice Managers specifically to lead to useful resources for them regarding travel - see here
  • Created a Facebook page - access here or via the icon on the home page here 
  • Added the July 2014 travel health updae from Practice Nurse journal - see here

July 2014 

  • Added new blog about 2014 Malaria Guidelines see here and updated malaria resources here 
  • Added an FAQ on where information can be found on the subject of latex allergy - see here 
  • Added a new blog about World Hepatitis Day today and links to many useful resources - see here  
  • Created new images for all the current 'HELP' pages - these are useful resources on specific topics.  See here 
  • Updated the conference page with a new event - see here
  • Added the June travel health update from Practice Nurse journal - see here 

June 2014

  • Added a new topic to the 'HELP' collection of resources on 'Insect Bite Prevention' click here
  • Updated the travel health resources with NaTHNaC's new telephone helpline times.  See item no. 8 in TOOLS here  
  • Added a blog about the Bug-Off campaign see here 
  • Added a video I've created to help travellers understand the risk of rabies when travelling abroad - see here and scroll to bottom of the page 
  • Added a new date for an Update in Travel Health meeting - see here 
  • Added May 2014 travel health update from Practice Nurse journal - see here 

May 2014

  • Updated the 'Simple Guide to Travel Vaccines (one small ammend - removed Vaqta Adult as no longer available in UK) see no. 3 here
  • Added new dates for the 'New to Travel course' in November/December 2014 see here
  • Speaking on the 'child traveller' at a conference in Birmingham so added some resources specific to the topic, see here
  • Added a new blog - RCN Publishing have very kindly allowed an article I had publshed on vaccine storge on the RCN Immunisation page, plus CDC have published a video on vaccine storage.  See May 17th 2014 entry here 
  • Updated the 'Vaccine Storage' page in 'Help' and added some images to link to key documents - see here 
  • Added a new poster about awareness of rabies - see item no. 16 in 'Tools' see here.  For general resources on rabies see here
  • Added a Blog about the Vaccine Update and the new Green Book update subscription service - see here 
  • TRAVAX tools - I've made two short videos to explain the use of features within the MALARIA MAPS in TRAVAX and how you would use the SUITCASE icon to send your traveller advice leaflets within a consultation.  

April 2014

  • Added a new blog about World Malaria Day and UK statistics of malaria in UK travellers for 2013, published yesterday see here 
  • Created a one page travel vaccine record sheet to give to travellers instead of a travel record card - see item no. 15 in 'Tools' for a full explanation - see here
  • Added the March 2014 Practice Nurse Update - see here 
  • Added some new days for the 'New to Travel' course for 2014 - see here 

March 2014

  • Added a new job advert for the Nomad Travel Clinics - see here
  • Added a new page in 'HELP' on rabies guidelines and resources see here 
  • Added some bravery certificates I've created to use with young children.  Please read the explanation document - click here and then you can download the individual certificates from item no. 14 on the 'Tools' page see here 
  • Updated FAQ no.1 on Prescribing for travel vaccines as new NICE documents are available see here 
  • Added a couple of blogs - see here 
  • Added the February Travel Health Update, published in Practice Nurse journal.  Click here 

February 2014

  • Updated publications list see here and increased the resources on the vaccine storage page to reflect information in a new article on 'Safe Vaccine Storage and Handling' see here
  • Added the January  Travel Health Update, published in Practice Nurse journal.  Click here 
  • Added a new blog about Safe Handling and Storage of Vaccines - click here 
  • Updated the 'Conferences' page - click here 
  • Added a new blog about the 'A return ticket', a collaborative travel health conference with the RCN - click here 
  • Changed the 'Education' page format and added in a new 'Update in Travel' course and a 'Conference with the RCN' - click here

January 2014

  • New blog added regarding the RCN publication, 'Supporting the delivery of immunisation education'.  Click here 
  • News item added regarding hepatitis A vaccine - click here.  As a result a further update has been made to the 'Simple Guide to Travel Vaccines'  tool item no. 3.  Click here
  • Updated the 'Simple Guide to Travel Vaccines' - tool item no. 3.  Click here 
  • Added a new page entitled 'Presentations' found within the 'About' menu.  Click here 
  • Added the December Travel Health Update published in Practice Nurse journal.  Click here 
  • Added two new blogs - click here 

December 2013 

  • New blog added - who remembers the inspirational Jo Yirrell - see the work she's doing now!  Click here 
  • News item added, the Green Book chapters on hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis and cholera have been updated. See here 
  • New travel medicine conference added for 2014 - see here 
  • News item added - the RCN Public Health Forum have launched a new page specifically on travel health which contains many useful resrouces see here
  • Posted details of a new job advert for travel nurses see here 

November 2013

  • Added the updated malaria advice leaflet for travellers published by NaTHNaC under 'Further Tools', no. 9 see here 
  • Added the October Travel Health Update from Practice Nurse journal see here 
  • Added the Autumn/Winter 2013 edition of Emporiatrics see here

October 2013

  • Posted a couple of Blogs - one just for fun about QR codes which I'm adding for references on my slides now!  See here.  
  • A new vaccination timeline has been published by Public Health England see here, but also found as item no. 9 in 'Immunisation Resources' on the 'Help' page see here  
  • Back copies of the monthly 'Travel Health Update' from Practice Nurse journal published on a dedicated page click here or access via the 'Publications' page here by clicking on the 'Practice Nurse' image. 
  • Added some new dates for the 'New to Travel' course in 2014 - click here 
  • Added some resources on hepatitis B on the 'Help' page click here, and a patient education video on hepaitis B - see video no. 10  here 
  • Added another video.  This one is about travellers' diarrhoea. This is a particularly useful video to use for patient education - play it while you're preparing the vaccines! See item no. 9 - click here 
  • Added a new page which contains any current adverts for jobs in travel health.  Please note I am not endorsing such positions, merely providing the information.  Click here 

September 2013

  • Added two new blogs - one about World Rabies Day and the other, a short film to hightlight the risks of travel.  See here
  • Put a link to the 'Travelling Well' video on the 'Video' page and also included news of two great apps Dr Deb has developed see item no. 8 here 
  • Added updated malaria chemoprophylaxis charts - now called  'brief' and 'more detailed'.  Find these on item 7 in 'Tools' - click here 
  • 'Malaria Matters' course removed for updating but a new page with lots of resources on malaria has been added! - click here
  • Added a new page called 'Going Forward' for those interested in studying travel medicine in greater depth - click here
  • Added a new blog about the EMC changes to their website - click here 

August 2013

  • Added a new blog about the publication of the 2013 Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK see here, and also put a notice on the News page see here 
  • Added some 'Quick Links' to key documents on the 'New to Travel' page, go to below the table see here
  • Added a new blog about a new guidance document for tattooing and body piercing - interesting to read and some helpful aftercare leaflets available to download - click here and look at the 11 August post 
  • Vaccine stock management spreadsheets in Excel for use with yout travel vaccines and vaccines in the National vaccination programme (excluding flu).  Items no. 12a and 12b - see here 
  • Vaqta Adult has been added to the portfolio of hepatitis A vaccines from SPMSD, so the travel vaccine chart has been update - item no. 3 in 'Tools' to see - click here 
  • Item in the 'News' section on 'Tips for TRAVAX users' and also more detailed instructions for using the blue suitcase function - click here to see 
  • Re-jigged my 'Blog' page so that it's easier to read - click here 
  • Added a new blog about a travel and a flu website from SPMSD - click here 

July 2013

  • Travel and sexual health leaflet to use with your travellers, plus some posters and a booklet from Marie Stopes International - see item no. 11 in 'Tools' - click here 
  • Resources to use for the traveller with HIV/AIDS added to 'Help' page - click here 
  • Slides and relevant papers from a recent meeting between NaTHNaC and RSTMH, entitled Developments in Travel Medicine - see news item - click here 
  • PHE have published a 'Complete Immunisation Schedule 2013 - 2014' - see item no. 3 in the Immunisation Resources on the 'Help' page - click here

June 2013

  • FAQ no. 4 about Tetanus Vaccine and Travel - click here 
  • A new blog about a malaria report from Public Health England concerning those who reside in London - click here
  • General travel health advice leaflet updated with new FCO weblink and also removed details about the LOCATE service from the FCO as this is no longer available.  Website addresses at end of the leaflet have also been hyperlinked.  Item no. 4 in the 'Tools' page - click here   

May 2013

  • New Spring/Summer edition of Emporiatrics - click here
  • Updated version of the Travel Risk Management form which includes latest guidance about content for a PSD from the MHRA - download item no. 2 from 'Tools' - click here
  • Blog about recent trip to the Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine - click here 
  • New date for a London based 'New to Travel' course in October and November 2013 - click here 
  • Updated information for FAQ no. 1 on the prescribing of travel vaccines with regard to information from the MHRA on PSDs - click here 

APRIL 2013

  • A new page called 'HELP' which lists resources by topic to save you time!  See here 
  • A new document from Health Protection Scotland 'Travel Health Guidance for Schools' - click here