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Travel Health Update


  • Be aware of topical issues in travel health and to be able to provide evidence based advice to travellers
  • Understand how to access the most up to date resources for use in the travel consultation and to identify when it is appropriate to use them
  • Demonstrate skills of risk assessment for complicated trips
  • Be aware of updates regarding travel vaccines and malaria which may have changed in the past year and provide up to date advice to travellers
  • Have increased knowledge of Global malaria and malaria in travellers returning to the UK
  • Be able to identify which travellers are at higher risk of getting malaria and which are more likely to die from malaria, tailoring their advice to travellers accordingly
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional issues in the Travel consultation
  • It will include structured learning and will be interactive, with learning taking place using case studies.


This half day Travel Health Update is intended for nurses who have experience carrying out travel health consultations and who wish to update their knowledge and skills, meeting the requirement for an annual travel health update (RCN 2018 Competencies: Travel health nursing: career and competence development| Royal College of Nursing page 23 point 6). It covers many topics including: an update on travel vaccines, malaria, professional issues and the latest developments in travel health.

Delegates will require:

  • To access course on a computer, laptop, tablet, or iPad with a large screen (i.e. bigger than a phone)
  • A separate mobile phone (this trainer uses https://www.menti.com/ for the interactive element of the course, you will be given a code to enter at the beginning of the session)
  • A good internet connection
  • To be in an environment where you will not be disturbed, as you will need to be present for the whole course (as it is interactive & live)



Session Time: 13:00-17:00
  • What’s new in Travel Medicine?
  • Covid-19 - Revised risk assessment process
  • Measles & travel
  • Malaria Update
  • Other risks - Zika virus, Dengue fever & Schistosomiasis
  • Travel vaccine update - Yellow fever, Hepatitis A&B, Typhoid, Rabies & Japanese Encephalitis
  • Q & A problems encountered in practice & Case scenarios
  • Resources to use in the travel consultation
  • How to stay up to date
  • Provision of an NHS travel health service

When: 01 Dec 2020

Duration: Half Day

Via Zoom
  • Available to:
  • ANP
  • GP
  • GP Trainee
  • Nurse
  • Pharmacist

Lunch & refreshments will NOT be provided


Cathy O’Malley

Cathy is currently a Travel Health Specialist Nurse working at a Travel Clinic in North West London.


Please Note: The companies sponsoring this event have only paid to exhibit at this meeting. They have not contributed towards the cost of the event or had any involvement or input with the agenda, speaker selection or content.