See also the Patient UK page on immunisation and the pages on travel-related conditions, eg DVT, malaria, typhoid, yellow fever, etc.
Information from NHS Choices- the government's patient information portal, on the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), travel vaccines and travel tips.
Information from the NHS Scotland.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice section provides a range of material intended to advise and inform British citizens travelling abroad. This includes advice to help British travellers avoid trouble, especially threats to their personal safety arising from political unrest, lawlessness, violence, natural disasters, epidemics, anti-British demonstrations, and aircraft safety.
Funded by the Department of Health to promote clinical standards in travel medicine. Lots of information for the traveller as well as for health professionals.
Information from British Airways.
Information from the Health Protection Agency.
Information from the British Lung Foundation.
Information from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Information from the CAA Aviation Health Unit (AHU).
Comprehensive health information and advice fom the BBC.
An interactive web site providing travel health information for UK travellers and customised medical kits for expeditions, global adventure travellers and holiday makers.
Practical advice and reviewed links to web pages and resources on travel health and medicine. Recommended for those travelling abroad for business and pleasure.
Provides an online tool to establish if malaria is a risk on a trip and allows travellers to get any antimalarials they may need - either online, with mail order delivery, or from pharmacies or clinics using the knowmalaria service.
Provides travellers with clothing, equipment, books and maps, medical supplies and vaccinations.
A charitable, not for profit organisation, the Foundation operates a Blood Care Programme, which is designed to provide screened blood, in an emergency, to its members in any part of the world.
Specialist travel insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions.
Advice and information for disabled and mobility restricted passengers travelling through UK Airports.
A range of information for UK citizens abroad including a health section with health news, insurance information and details of vaccination requirements by country.
A not-for-profit organisation linked to the registered charity Freedom to Travel, providing advice and information and a travel protection scheme to people who are disabled or have a medical condition.
Information from Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.
Information from the Electrical Safety Council.
Information from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.