'if you are entitled to it here, then you can get it there.'
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...
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.
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
The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 do not permit non-qualified...
Added 18 October 2019
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
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 email@example.com to request a password. We will then register your details and send your password to you.
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...
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!
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...
Please follow th link below, to view the latest update in the Green Book in March 2017.
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...