Tuesday, 27 August 2013

New website from Sanofi Pasteur MSD for travel health and also flu!

Sanofi Pasteur MSD (SPMSD) have created a new informative, visually attractive and easy to navigate website for travellers at www.areyouready2go.co.uk Aimed at saving time in the pre travel health consultation, the website gives travellers the opportunity to compile relevant information about their forthcoming trip before arriving for their appointment in the clinic.  A section entitled 'my records' is yet to be launched online but will provide a record of previous vaccinations and be able to set up handy e-mail or text message reminders for the next appointment.  A separate section for healthcare professionals will also provide information about SPMSD vaccines, e learning content on travel and useful links.  Click on the image below to see the website.

A website all about flu is also available.  This includes a very useful section about 'How the immune system works'.  To go directly to this section click HERE and to go to the home page of the website, click on the image below.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

2013 Malaria Guidelines

Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK updated for 2013 have been published on 22nd August 2013 - see here for details.  This guidance has been long awaited and to download the PDF directly click on the image below.  I've written a document about 'what's new' in the document - to see this go to the news page of my website by clicking here 

Sunday, 11 August 2013

New Guidance Toolkit for Tattooing and Body Piercing

There is no regulation for these procedures so a new guidance document has been compiled by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Public Health England, the Health and Safety Laboratory and the Tattooing and Piercing Industry Union.  Within the document are some helpful appendices e.g. protocols and some information leaflets for after care following a tattoo or body piercing procedure.  Whilst written as guidance for those working in this industry to promote best practice, the document provides interesting and useful reading for healthcare professionals.

To see information on the CIEH click here
To see information on the PHE click here
To obtain a copy of the document directly click on the image below

Friday, 2 August 2013

Another page added to my website

I've recently added a 'What's New' page to my website found within the 'Home' menu.  This page lets users know items that have been more recently been adde,d or any items updated on the site.  Click on the image below to go directly to the page.