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You might have noticed a new addition to the ‘about us’ section as Clare Henderson has now taken over the running of TREC. After many years developing and teaching on TREC courses, Sheila has decided to hang up her TREC hat and enjoy retirement. Everyone at TREC wishes her much happiness and her presence on courses will be missed. Sheila has no plans to take it easy and is going to be kept busy hand making kilts. We’ll look forward to seeing her first finished kilt.
We will be releasing more course dates for the second half of this year – we will update the the ‘Dates and Applications’ page as soon as they are finalised.
If you are new to travel medicine then this article ‘New to Travel Medicine?’ written for Practice Nurse by Jane Chiodini has some great information on where to begin, with TREC getting a mention in relation to travel courses.
The 6th Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine (NECTM) takes place in London from the 1st to 4th of June. This is great opportunity to attend an international conference within the UK and if you don’t want to attend the whole event, day rates are available. Nurse rates are available with a further discount if you are a member of an affiliated organisation e.g RCN, BGTHA, Travel Medicine Society of Ireland. www.nectm.com
TREC was established by Sheila Hall in 2000 with support from Health Protection Scotland (HPS), and in 2016 the reins were passed to Clare Henderson who continues to develop this ever popular training organisation. We are pleased to maintain our collaboration with the TRAVAX team at HPS and look forward to taking TREC even further in the future!
The courses were developed in response to the interest in, and need for accessible travel-health care education and vaccine information. To date, over 3700 nurses and doctors have attended training events in venues throughout the UK. We have received very positive feedback from previous students and strive to maintain our reputation for providing friendly but informative education.
Travel Health Education – What do we provide?
We provide introductory courses and updates, designed to meet the needs of health professionals involved in the administration of vaccines and in the growing field of health advice for travellers. The courses are suitable for Drs, nurses and pharmacists who are new to this area of health care, but also for those wishing to consolidate knowledge.
General Immunisation study days
We also offer general study days designed to refresh immunisation, vaccine and anaphylaxis knowledge, and renew annual CPR skills, in line with the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training Guidance. These days focus on national schedule vaccines (not childhood or travel immunisations) Our next date will be Spring 2017.
Bespoke Training Day for Pharmacists
We are very aware of the increasing part that our pharmacy colleagues play in the provision of travel health care and advice, and they are most welcome to join us on any of our 2 Day Courses. TREC has also collaborated with a pharmacist who has specialised in this area of health care, and if there is sufficient interest, we plan to organise a bespoke training course for pharmacists. Please see course information page for further details.
Find out more
If you browse through our web site you will find more information about our courses and training days and the people behind TREC. Please feel free to contact us if you would like any further details or information (see “contact us” page)
We currently have our course dates planned until September 2016 with venues in Edinburgh, Belfast and Glasgow and will be adding more dates soon.
See the “Dates and Application” page for more information.