National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) 

NaTHNaC has been created to promote clinical standards in travel medicine with the goal of 'protecting the health of British travellers'. We seek to improve the quality of travel health advice given by GP practices, travel clinics, pharmacies and other healthcare providers, and provide up-to-date and reliable information for the traveller, travel industry and national government. NaTHNaC is commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) and hosted by UCLH. We work in partnership with the network founders:

  • NaTHNaC's goals

    To develop consistent and authoritative national guidance on general health matters for health professionals advising the public travelling abroad, and to disseminate this information widely

    To provide guidance on special situations relating to the health of travellers

    To carry out surveillance of infectious and non-infectious hazards abroad, producing accessible regular outputs of such surveillance

    To administer the Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    To engage the travel industry, insurance industry, and relevant government bodies, to assist in sentinel surveillance and to engage in constructive dialogue towards a unified prevention approach

    To facilitate, in collaboration with other training providers, the training of health care and other personnel in the provision of best-quality travel health advice, based on such evidence as is available

    To define short-term and long-term research priorities relating to travel medicine

  • NaTHNaC provides

    Guidance and education:
    • Telephone advice to travel health professionals 0845 602 6712 ( 09.00am - 11.45am, 1pm - 3.45pm Mon-Fri, closed Wednesday afternoons and Bank Holidays)
    • Country-specific travel health information
    • News items detailing important global health events and advances in travel medicine
    • Evidence-based information on travel-related risks and disease
    • Surveillance of infectious and non-infectious travel-related risks Recommendations to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the use of vaccines in travellers and to the UK Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention on the prevention of malaria in UK travellers
    • NaTHNaC travel health training days

    Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre Administration:

    • Information and requirements about becoming a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre
    • A programme of registration, training, standards and audit for all Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

 Contact details

National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundations Trust
3rd floor central
250 Euston Road
London, NW1 2PG

GP enquiries
Telephone: 0845 602 6712
Fax: 020 3447 9486

Other information
Healthcare professionals who wish to speak to a doctor about a patient with a potential tropical disease or an emergency admission should contact the University College London Hospital switchboard on 020 3456 7890 and ask to be put through to the on-call tropical medicine registrar (24-hour service).

Service manager - Masum Miah

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