Thank you for visiting the TREC web site 

Spring has sprung at long last!  Despite loving the snow, we are glad to see the daffodils and snow drops with the worry over getting to a course in the snow now well and truly behind us.  Our website will be getting a small makeover this spring – please let us know if you like it.  Finding course information and booking on to courses will be simpler but if you notice any IT gremlins then please email the office and tell us.

As usual, all our confirmed course dates are on the website.  We have confirmed dates for our 2 day introduction to travel health course in Edinburgh for June – bookings are now open on the website.  We have very limited space left on the Birmingham course later this month but please get in touch if you would like to attend.

We are planning to run a two day travel course in Aberdeen later this year so for those of you in the Granite City, keep an eye on the website. The second half of the year will hopefully see us run our two day course in Glasgow and the South of England and a TREC Further day for past students in Glasgow.  Juggling speakers and venues takes a bit of time to co-ordinate but look out for the newsletter arriving in your inbox. 

If there are any locations you would like us to consider coming to to run a course, then please contact the office and let us know.  Some of our favourite venues have come about thanks to the requests to come and run a course. 

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                                          
Nets and Bolts  Run by the Faculty of Travel Medicine this is a day filled with practical workshops.  We attended one many years ago and it was a very interactive, hands on day.  More information is available here.

Foundation Course In Travel Medicine  Run by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the next course runs on the 12th and 13th November.  Applications can be made by contacting the course administrator Lesley Haldane 0141 221 6072

Membership Diploma in Travel Medicine  Run by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the next course commences on 21st May.  To register you interest, contact

Northern European Conference On Travel Medicine, 2-4 May 2018

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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