Practice Nurse Journal Travel Health Update

I have been writing a regular one page ‘Travel health update’ since 2010 and Practice Nurse have kindly agreed to me posting past copies on my website as an archive for people to refer to as a resource

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Nursing Associates and Travel: The NHS Vaccination Strategy; NaTHNaC Webinars; Malaria Risks to UK Travellers




Best Practice in Delivering Travel Health – a couple of scenarios to consider

Rabies Update; NaTHNaC Update, Tips and Tricks; Reflection and Current Activity

Climate Change and Travel Health; Paludrine discontinued; NaTHNaC Advice line change; Travel and Cancer; Masters degree in travel medicine.

Travel Health Update: Global PHEIC; New Traveller Vaccines; Guidance for Travel Health; New Malaria Publications.

Article: Setting up a travel service




Article: Providing a travel health service in primary care.

A refresher about the practice of travel health

A refresher about tetanus, polio, diphtheria, pertussis and MMR in a travel health context

Malaria; Japanese Enceophalitis; Yellow Fever; Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever.

COVID-19 and travel; Hepatitis A; Other governance/guidance updates; Lassa fever; Further training




Contractural responsibilities to providing travel health in the GP surgery and thoughts about managing the consultation in relation to COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccinations and the Louisa Jordan pilot

Travel Health Practice at the Start of 2021; What Else is New?  Details of my plans for some training this year




Providing a Travel Health Service, Yellow Fever and news about Travel Health Update Webinars later this year

Due to COVID-19, there were no travel health updates in April or May and this update focuses on the current situation and some educational resources

Travel Health Services in Primary Care; Guidance for Independent Prescribers; Malaria chemoprophylaxis and COVID-19 resources

COVID-19; Yellow fever; New PGDs; the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

Provision of a Travel Health Service; Measles; Polio, LGBTQ




December extra

Article – Tropical Infectious Disease by Dr. Hector Maxwell-Scott here

Important Yellow Fever Vaccine Update

Vaccine Update milestone; TBEV found in the UK; New telephone number for RIgS and an Education Update

Immunisation resources, provision of a travel health service, Japanese encephalitis and yellow fever.

Falsified Medicines Directive; National Immunisation Programme and TravelHealthPro resources

Fitness to Fly article

Indemnity again: Polio update; Risky behaviours; New resources; Travel medicine conferences

A Salutary Tale – Accidents Abroad.  For an A4 copy of the checklist click here


Measles; Zika; Yellow Fever; Rabies

Travellers’ diarrhoea; Indemnity insurance and private travel provision; yellow fever information resources

Zika advice; Malaria Matters; Travel health education opportunities; an Exit note!

Malaria Update;  Safeguarding; Fake Rabies Vaccine

Green Book Update;  Typhoid Vaccine Licence Change;  Faculty of Travel Medicine News




Christmas Update!  Travel Aware; Malaria; FGM; 2018 Prizewinner and ‘Just for fun’

Quickfire Updates; Useful Vaccine Related Resources and news about a New Era!

Tetanus; Tick resources and conferences.  Note since publication, the tetanus guidance was updated on 9th November here.

Several malaria updates; Updated tools and additional information on rabies vaccine boosters

Hepatitis A and rabies update – read in conjunction with this blog

Japanese encephalitis; Yellow fever; Rabies; Tick news and My ‘Harry Potter’ page!

A personal journey – travelling after cancer


RCN Competencies: Travel health nursing – career and competence development.  A review of some of the changes in this document.

Measles in Europe; Yellow fever and Apps for travel

Immunisation training:  PGDs – an update and a reminder; Learning online.

Winter travel; ICVP and LGBT; Mosquito bite prevention and Educational opportunities

Practice Nurse is 30 years old – a short piece reflecting some of the changes to travel health in that time




Staying safe when abroad; Medication abroad.

Short summary of key facts from the recently published Malaria Guidelines 2017, plus rabies update and yellow fever news

A selection of vaccine news items including shortages, ACWY, Tetanus boosters, equipment for CPR and much more!

Imported malaria data; Zika prevention adivce; Rabies guidance; TRAVAX changes

Travel vaccines and the NHS consultation. Zika update

ACWY certificate for pilgrims; Hepatitis A vaccine shortages (note, written just before further guidance was published by PHE)

Travel vaccine shortages; New yellow fever leaflet; Nuggets of Knowledge – Hepatitis A; Travel Health Roadshow for 2017


Clarification on MMR vaccine for travel purposes; Hepatitis A outbreak and leaflets; General election impacts malaria guidance

The future of NHS travel vaccines – a personal refection plus, the Editorial from Mandy Galloway on the subject as well.

Zika update; Travel medicine diploma; Clarifying cholera; TravelHealthPro immunosuppression factsheet

Immunisation resources; Travel vaccine issues; New app for travellers; Travel medicine meetings

New malaria guidelines; JE; Guidance for schools; Abta Travel Trends report 2017; FGM and Travel Health Guidance




A Christmas holiday (and the vaccinations you’d need)

RCN Competency for Travel Health Nursing; NaTHNaC Yellow Fever Portal; From A to Zika

Article by Ann McDonald – FGM and a GLOBAL assessment (I had a break this month!)

Faculty of Travel Medicine Education Hub

Hepatitis B vaccine schedules; Preparation for Hajj

Zika Update; Diabetes resources for travellers; Nimenrix Vaccine; YFVC Example; HIV Drug Interaction Tools

Yellow fever certificate changes; Olympic Games preparation; ILGA maps; Travel Health Update meetings


Global polio eradication; Malaria chemoprophylaxis for children; New vaccine company in the UK; Local laws and customs.

New to Travel Health? How to get started. (article)

Needles safety; Helpful resources for your consultations; NECTM opportunities

All about Zika virus

YF training in Scotland; FCO work; new CDC travel app; Travel medicine conference and new EU logo for online pharmacy sales




A Travel Nurse’s Christmas List

Case study including HIV status and vaccines, malaria, mental health and safety

UK Malaria guidelines 2015; World Rabies Day; Essential Travel Medicine

All about TravelHealthPro

The use of PGDs for private travel vaccines in England – breaking news!

Yellow fever changes; New regulations South Africa travel; Emporiatrics; TRAVAX school document; New BGTHA website

MHRA and the Yellow Card; PaxVax; Live vaccines again; TRAVAX 30th Anniversary; Latest Yelllow Book from CDC


Travel advice specific to women – a selection of topics discussed

Nivaquine discontinued; Meningitis vaccines in the news; How vaccines work; Improve your geography

WHO recommends SMART syringes; Protecting the Health of Travellers; New App from CDC and Vaccine Terminology

The Value of the Vaccine Update Resources

Travel health guidance on board cruise ships; flying with a food allegy; Travel Health Conferences




The 12 Days of Christmas: consultations of the travel nurse

Ebola update; Oral typhoid vaccine; Yellow fever, polio and ICVP; Malaria Matters and EHIC update

Ebola; Live vaccine intervals and Travel Medicine Symposium

New malaria advice for travellers to India; Impact of update notifications and BNF update

Rabies educational video; Pointers for travel to Saudi Arabia and ‘Can I Eat This’ app

Importance of polio; Yellow fever in the Green Book; Bug Off resources


World malaria day and UK malaria data; Football world cup and travel and Travel record cards

Ostomy care for travellers; Meningitis ACWY vaccine; PGD Compentency framework and ‘A Return Ticket’

Hepatitis A boosters; Yellow Fever and NaTHNaC; TRAVAX and fitfortravel changes and Avian flu

Green Book changes; Travel health from the RCN and Immunisation Education




A light hearted but hopefully useful piece on the 12 Travel Tips of Christmas!

Travel advice for lymphoedema patients, videos to education travellers, yellow fever vaccine supply

New malaria guidelines, new travel and flu websites from SPMSD

New malaria guidelines, new travel and flu websites from SPMSD

All about yellow fever


Health guidance for school travellers; PSD FAQs; Malaria figures for 2012

Travel risk assessment forms; All change for URLs; New developments within NaTHNaC;

Meningitis ACWY vaccine; Green Book updates and egg allergies; New textbooks in travel medicine; YF maps

Green Book update on rabies; Vaccine incidence guidance; Migrant health; My new website




Travel alerts; Travellers’ Health – how to stay healthy abroad, 5th Edition; WHO factsheets; Practice Nurse online

Travel alerts; Travellers’ Health – how to stay healthy abroad, 5th Edition; WHO factsheets; Practice Nurse online

Green Book online; New meningococcal vaccine; Recommendatins for travel medicine; Immunisation training for HCWs


UK malaria statistics; Emporiatrics Spring/Summer 2012; Flying guidelines; Summary of product characteristics

Risk factors for malaria; NaTHNaC in the news; Identifying immunisations; Travel medicine in Dublin

New antibiotic for travellers’ diarrhoea; Vaccine shortages – hepatitis A and typhoid; Survey needs your support

Charging for travel vaccines




Useful information in news; Cholera vaccine in the NHS; Education on rabies; Emporiatrics

TRAVAX facelift; E-learning for immunisation; Immunology videos

Malaria awareness at Healthrow Airport; Sexual health ; Jap B vaccine recall; Travel and measles


New approach to yellow fever vaccination; Malaria on the rise in the UK; Useful resources

Mostly malaria; On-line pharmacy registration; Fake antimalarials; FCO on Facebook

Shaken not stirred; Translate service; Travel medicine training; Yellow fever newsletter

Vaccine information; Migrant health resource; FCO Locate service; Pharmacists and travel




Travel vaccination; CPR guidelines updated; STIs in the over-50s; Travellers with diabetes

NaTHNaC needs your help; Yellow Book; Vaccine storage; Faculty of travel medicine; New malaria course

Malaria leaflet from HPA; Immunisations and vaccines; Green Book updates; PGDs again

Mosquito habits; Travel health education; Shop online at NaTHNaC


Health videos for travellers; Patient group directions; Compression socks for the England team

New Yellow Book; 8 weeks to go campaign; TRAVAX resources

Essential guide to travel health; Japanese encephalitis; Needle phobia; World malaria day; iPhone apps

Breast cancer; Malaria; Immunisation information; World cup travel; Resuscitation update; Glasgow conference

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