Health Professionals

Recent Clinical Updates

Regular reports on outbreaks of disease, vaccine supply issues, and recommended changes in advice and practice. The most recent Clinical Updates are listed below.

17 April 2014
Ebola virus disease: West Africa - update
17 April 2014
Changes to the NaTHNaC country information pages: Meningococcal meningitis
10 April 2014
Zika virus outbreak: Cook Islands
9 April 2014
Ebola virus disease: West Africa

News and Announcements


Do you have travellers going to Brazil for the World Cup?

Click here for the latest on the World Cup from NaTHNaC


17 April 2014    

European Immunization Week: Prevent and Protect

Immunization for life is this year's theme, with the focus on increasing vaccine coverage by raising awareness. More news here.


17 April 2014

Easter Holiday Closure

The NaTHNaC telephone advice line and administration office will be closed on Bank Holiday Friday 18 April and Monday 21 April 2014  

The telephone advice line for clinical queries will resume normal service at 08.30am on Tuesday 22 April 2014. In the meantime you may find the answer to clinical questions in the following resources:

 - Country Information Pages

 - FAQs

 - Health Information Sheets

 Information about administration of Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres may be found here

Have a lovely holiday from everyone at NaTHNaC!


16 April 2014

'Be on the Ball' and have a safe trip to Brazil

A helpful new video from the FCO about travelling to Brazil for the World Cup 2014, to help ensure you have a safe and trouble free trip.


(Video courtesy of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office)


4 April 2014

World Health Day - 7 April 2014

On World Health Day 2014, WHO is calling for a renewed focus on vector control and better provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene which could help prevent the spread of disease. Please read more in the news item or NaTHNaC's Facebook page.


31 March 2014

WHO Drug Alert: Counterfeit antimalarial medicines in Africa

On 25 March 2014, WHO issued a drug alert: Falsified antimalarial medicines in west and central Africa. More news here.


26 March 2014

Advice line for Health Professionals: Temporary closure, Wednesday afternoon service from 1 April, 2014

As of 1 April 2014 and until further notice, the advice line service for health professionals will be closed on Wednesday afternoons. More on this news here.


28 February 2014

NaTHNaC Administration Line

As of the 28 February 2014, the opening hours of the NaTHNaC Administration line are changing. Further information here.


22 August 2013

Revised malaria guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention

On 22nd August, Public Health England’s Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) published updated guidelines on malaria prevention in travellers For further information read our Clinical Update.

Advice Line for health professionals

We are unable to answer travel health queries from the general public. Travellers can find advice on the Travellers section of this website.

0845 602 6712  (local call rate)

Monday – Friday

08:30-11:45 and 13:00-15:15

(closed on Bank Holidays and Staff Training Days)  


As of 1st April 2014 the Wednesday afternoon advice line service will be temporarily closed until further notice. We will resume this service as soon as possible.

The advice line is for health professionals who have queries about travel scenarios that involve either complex itineraries or travellers with special health needs.  More information can be found on the Contact Us page.

Before ringing NaTHNaC, please check our Frequently Asked Questions to see if you can find the answer to your question.

NaTHNaC advice line surveyPlease take a moment to complete our short survey following your call to the advice line .

Thank you!

The NaTHNaC advice line disclaimer can be viewed here.

Admin line for health professionals and YFVCs


Telephone: +44 (0)20 3447 5943

Monday to Friday:

09.30 - 11.30 and 14.30 - 16.30

(closed on Bank Holidays and Staff Training Days)   

Fax: +44 (0)20 3447 9486


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Frequently Asked Questions

Before ringing NaTHNaC, please check our FAQs page to see if you can find the answer to your question.