Travel Health

Briefing Paper: Cross-border EU healthcare directive

'if you are entitled to it here, then you can get it there.' Introduction The EU Directive on cross-border healthcare1 came into effect in England and Wales on 25 October 20132. In essence the Directive allows patients in those jurisdictions the right to seek access to treatment in another...

Jane Chiodini Website

Please follow this link to Specialist Travel Health Nurse Jane Chiodinis website, this site is full of useful resources, tools and help for practice nurses working in Travel Health.

Patient Specific Directions (PSDs) and Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

The advice on the use of Patient Group Directions (PGDs) and Patient Specific Directions (PSDs) in general practice has been updated, January 2016. This guidance is for England only. Download the full guidance here Overview The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 do not permit non-qualified...

PGD Notice Board

Added 18 October 2019 https://www.england.nhs.uk/south/info-professional/pgd/south-west/downloads/ Three new PGDs have been authorised for midwives, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, or physiotherapists to use: Valid from 1 November 2019 Hepatitis A vaccine PGD v02.00 Administration of...

TRAVAX

TRAVAX Login If you would like to be able to register and use the TRAVAX website, Somerset LMC are able to offer you this with no charge. Please email claire.winchester1@nhs.net to request a password. We will then register your details and send your password to you.

Travel Emergency Checklist

A travel/health emergency can be very difficult if something happens abroad and you do not have the necessary information, resources and details with you. Following a personal experience for one of our staff, they have developed a checklist that can be used and taken with you, which would make...

Vaccine Update issue 273 December 2017

The December 2017 edition features: Keep up to date with the MMR jab if travelling to Romania, Italy and Germany have they had their MenACWY vaccination? MMR vaccine, who is eligible and can I use stock from Immform to catch up adults? winter sun and foreign travel - be rabies aware! Vaccine...

Vaccine Update Issue 282 August 2018 - Rabies Special

The Special rabies edition of Vaccine update is now available at link . This month's edition features: changes to rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis rabies risk from animal bites abroad administration of rabies immunoglobulin how to manage a patient with a bat bite immunosuppressed patients and...

Yellow Fever Update

Please follow th link below, to view the latest update in the Green Book in March 2017. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/602604/green_book_chapter_35.pdf

Zika Guidance

The joint Zika guidance for primary care has been updated to reflect the new wording for travel recommendations for pregnant women and clarification of advice on sexual transmission. The changes include: 1. Updated travel advice for pregnant women 2. Clarification of...