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Our next 2 day introduction to travel health course is Glasgow in March and Birmingham in April.  Our 2 day course is designed for those that are new or relatively new to travel medicine.  Not all travel courses are created equal and our TREC two day course very much takes a ‘common sense’ approach to seeing travellers and covers the essential topics that you need to carry out a travel consultation.  It is worth mentioning that whilst our speakers have been involved in travel medicine education for many years, they continue to see and advise travellers within travel clinics and bring this practical, hands on approach to the course.  Fifteen years after TREC started, we still believe this is a hugely important part of the course and is echoed in the feedback we get from those of you that have attended the course.

 We are continuing to plan more course dates for 2018 and will update you all by newsletter and on the website once we  have finalised all the details.  There are some spaces left on our next Immunisation update day ‘Getting To The Point’ in February.  Although our TREC Further day in Edinburgh in February is now fully booked, if you would like to be added to the waiting list please send through an application form.

Clare and the team at TREC


The ongoing shortage with hepatitis a and b vaccines rumbles on.  The teams at TRAVAX and NaTHNaC have compiled advice in conjunction Public Health England and the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation.  We have put the links below for you.

TRAVAX FAQ’s (Login required)


Public Health England – Hepatitis A Vaccination in Adults – Temporary Recommendations

Hepatitis B:  Vaccine Recommendations During Supply Constraints

OTHER TRAVEL MEDICINE EDUCATION AND COURSES                                          
orthern European Conference On Travel Medicine, 2-4 May 2018

Foundation Course In Travel Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
In 2018 the Foundation Course will run in London as well as Glasgow.

About us

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 Doctors, 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 in the Spring of 2018.

Training 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.

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).

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