NaTHNaC was established by the Department of Health in 2002 and is now commissioned by the Health Protection Agency to develop consistent and authoritative national guidance on travel health for health professionals and to promote excellence in the practice of travel medicine, with the broad goal of Protecting the Health of British Travellers. Its clinical and scientific team compiles advice for both healthcare professionals and travellers, which is updated continuously based on daily surveillance of disease outbreaks around the world.
The MIMS/NaTHNaC travel tables are an invaluable resource for travel health consultations. The guidance is arranged by country, allowing healthcare professionals to easily find the latest official recommendations for travel to a particular destination. It will be updated monthly.
In addition to recommendations on vaccination and malaria prophylaxis, the guidance includes:
- Information on malaria risk areas and seasons
- Details of recommended antimalarial regimens
- International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) requirements for yellow fever
- Notes on disease transmission and risk assessment
Printable travel health fact sheets for patients are also available online.