Travel Health Surveillance
The Travel and Migrant Health Section (TMHS) at the Health Protection Agency's Centre for Infections (CfI) works in partnership with NaTHNaC to contribute to the evidence-base for travel advice given by the nurses and medical staff of NaTHNaC.
The function of TMHS is undertaken by a consultant epidemiologist (part time) who heads the section, and a full time scientist. The section has been operational since 1st January 2003.
Many different sections of the Health Protection Agency CfI collect data about diseases that may be travel-associated. The immediate aims of the travel surveillance section are to co-ordinate and collate this data, to produce regular outputs of this information, and to develop other innovative approaches to the surveillance of travel-associated illness in England. In this regard the Health Protection Agency CDSC plans to collaborate with the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health (SCIEH) and hopes to work on surveillance issues with colleagues in CDSC Wales, CDSC Northern Ireland and the National Disease Surveillance Centre (NDSC) in the Republic of Ireland.
Head of section: Dr Jane Jones, Consultant Epidemiologist
Migrant Health Scientist: Dr Ruth Gillbert
Travel Health Scientist: Joanne Lawrence
Tel: 0208 200 6868
Fax: 0208 200 7868
Foreign travel-associated illness, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Annual Report 2005