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Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimate that up to 1% of pharmaceutical products in industrialised countries are counterfeit/falsified medicines. The Falsified Medicines Directive is a collaboration of Government, pharmaceutical manufacturers, GPs and other health professionals to help eliminate counterfeit medicines in the UK. Global Health Travel Clinics are now members of SecurMed UK which is [...]

By |2019-03-13T14:27:33+00:00March 13th, 2019|News|

China and Bird Flu

Human cases of avian (bird) flu continue to be reported in China and visitors should avoid exposure to wild birds and poultry. Public Health England offer the following advice. For more information go to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england Avoid visiting live bird, animal markets and poultry farms Avoid contact with animal waste or untreated bird feathers Do not [...]

By |2019-02-04T11:42:07+00:00February 4th, 2019|News|

Yellow Fever Risks

  Recent reporting in the Sunday Times, January 13th 2019, highlights a high profile death and psychiatric issues in another patient. Yellow fever vaccination is generally considered safe provided other clinical consideration such as immunosuppression are considered. Deaths are rare. Those aged over 60 have a fourfold increase in risks see below. Yellow fever vaccination [...]

By |2019-01-19T12:11:27+00:00January 19th, 2019|News|

Travel Health Information Resources

  There are two main sources of travel health information within the UK. Both are effectively NHS sites. https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/ www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home Both provide a wealth of information for patients to investigate any travel health risks or vaccination requirements themselves. Although both sources say they are UK wide resources Travel Health Pro will generally govern England, Wales [...]

By |2019-01-19T12:08:40+00:00January 19th, 2019|News|

Brazil & Yellow Fever

Deaths from Yellow Fever via Brazil During the first few months of 2018, 19 tourist travellers who recently returned to their home countries from Brazil, developed yellow fever infection. One became ill in transit through the UK and subsequently died in hospital in London. Most of these travellers had spent time in a part of [...]

By |2018-11-29T10:54:16+00:00November 29th, 2018|News|

Man dies after contracting rabies while on holiday in Morocco

A gentleman, from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, contracted the disease after being bitten by cat in Morocco. The victim attended Stoke Mandeville Hospital before being "transferred to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford as the regional referral centre for infectious diseases". Five Britons became infected from rabies between 2000 and 2017 after "animal exposures abroad". According to [...]

By |2018-11-16T12:24:42+00:00November 16th, 2018|News|

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

  Global Health Travel Clinic operate registered pharmacies providing Specialist Travel Clinic Services, it has always been regulated under pharmacy regulations and the Information Commissioners Office for the protection and security of patient’s personal data. The new GDPR and Data Protection 2018 regulations came into effect on 25th May 2018. We have made changes to [...]

By |2018-10-20T11:21:23+00:00October 20th, 2018|News|

Hand washing to prevent infections at home or whilst travelling.

A  Royal Pharmaceutical Society survey shows that 84% of British adults don’t wash their hands for long enough to clean them of the bacteria which can cause infections such as diarrhoea, upset stomachs, whilst at home and certainly not on holiday when we can come across bacteria and viruses not common in the UK which [...]

By |2018-10-20T11:15:56+00:00October 20th, 2018|News|