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We have had a busy few weeks in the TREC office. We recently attended the Travel Symposium and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow where we got to catch up with colleagues and previous TREC students. Of particular interest from the programme was the subject of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – a topic that we recently covered on our TREC Further days in Inverness and Glasgow . If you would like more information on FGM, TRAVAX have a resource page with information and links. There is also an excellent article by Ann McDonald that been published in Practice Nurse Journal. To read the article click here.
The Faculty of Travel Medicine have produced an online Travel Medicine Education Hub. It is still in development but at the moment it is freely accessible and well worth a look. Case studies, podcasts and practical tips are just some of the resources that you will find on the hub.
Clare and the team at TREC
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.