The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)

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The National Travel Health Network and Centre, NaTHNaC, has been created to promote clinical standards in travel medicine with the broad goal of Protecting the Health of British Travellers. We do this by improving the quality of travel health advice available to GP practices and other healthcare providers.

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 specific situations relating to the health of travellers.
  • To carry out surveillance of infectious and non-infectious hazards abroad, producing accessible regular output of such surveillance.
  • To administer the Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • To engage the major stakeholders concerned with travel health especially the travel industry, insurance industry and government bodies, to assist both 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 in relation to the above.