Providing a travel health service in primary care
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Providing a travel health service in primary care

Jane Chiodini Specialist nurse, Travel and childhood immunisations, The Village Medical Centre, Great Denham, Bedford, Travel Health Training, RCN Travel Health Forum, Travel medicine, Academic Centre for Travel Medicine and Vaccines, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London

A dedicated travel health service in primary care has many benefits for practice patients, as well as being satisfying and rewarding for the health professionals involved. This article discusses the practical and financial aspects of setting up and running a travel health clinic. The importance of thorough planning, meticulous execution of processes and efficient delivery of the service, using protocols, patient group directions and guidelines, is emphasised.

Nursing Standard. 19, 39, 57-65. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.06.19.39.57.c3889

Correspondence

janechiodini@btinternet.com

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review