Tools – New to Travel


If you are new to travel health these are the following resources that I recommend you use in the first instance as resources.  Click on the logos or the purple highlighted words below to access the resources.  Please note, TRAVAX and Fitfortravel come from Public Health Scotland, TravelHealthPro, the Green Book, the Vaccine Update, Immunisation Training and the UK Malaria Guidelines come from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).  The RCN Competencies come from the Royal College of Nursing and the Good Practice Guidance for Providing a Travel Health Service comes from the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.  It was impossible to include all this information in the buttons below!


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Health information for travellers from PHS


from NaTHNaC

The Green Book

Immunisation against Infectious disease

Vaccine update 

essential publication

Guidelines for malaria prevention

in travellers from the UK

MAY 2022, THE CARE QUALITY COMMISSION (CQC) PUBLISHED A GP MYTHBUSTER NO.107: PRE-TRAVEL HEALTH SERVICESIf you work in England in travel health, this is essential reading.  This was updated in April 2023.

TO READ AN ARTICLE entitled NEW TO TRAVEL HEALTH?  HOW TO GET STARTED – (published in 2016) click here

and to read a more recent article ‘PROVIDING A TRAVEL HEALTH SERVICE IN PRIMARY CARE‘ from 2022 which includes information for those new or expereinced and applicable to all travel health settings click here

QUICK LINKS TO KEY PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES  – just click on the title below!

E LEARNING to help understand some travel medicine topics

What is the practice of travel medicine  (this is about a 30 minute module, free of charge)

Nuggets of Knowledge – Hepatitis A  (this is about a 30 minute module, free of charge)

Dilemmas in Delivering Travel Health (this will take up to an hour and a certificate if provided – learning is free of charge)

Malaria Matters  (this is a 6 hour course covering the UK malaria guidelines, currently being updated – more news soon)

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