Choose from our websites and some key resources below to learn more.


Travel health information aimed at healthcare professionals advising travellers, and people travelling overseas from the UK including news, factsheets, outbreak reports and country information.

Yellow Fever Zone

Clinical and administrative resources for healthcare professionals and other staff running or managing a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre (YFVC). Also find out how to apply to become a YFVC.

Telephone advice line for health professionals

Health professionals advising travellers with complex itineraries or specialist health needs can call weekdays to speak to one of NaTHNaC’s specialist travel health nurses. Find opening hours, contact number and more details.

NaTHNaC Training Portal

Health professionals can access booking information for online and classroom training in yellow fever vaccination, get guidance on how to gain experience in travel medicine and view a listing of forthcoming travel health courses.

Yellow fever vaccination centre search

Search by location or postcode to find a centre offering yellow fever vaccination in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. YFVCs generally also offer a wider travel health service. Search also Scotland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Outbreak Surveillance

Information on disease outbreaks and incidents worldwide from a wide variety of sources, and can be used along with the Country Information section of TravelHealthPro.

We were set up by the Department of Health in 2002 with the broad aim of Protecting the Health of British Travellers. We seek to improve the quality of travel health advice given by GP practices, travel clinics, pharmacies and other healthcare providers, and provide up to date and reliable information for the international traveller, travel industry and national government.

We are commissioned by UK Health Security Agency and hosted by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH); we also work in partnership with our other network founders Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD).

Health professionals and travellers seeking health information ahead of travel should visit our website:

Our main goals

  • To develop national guidance on travel health for health professionals advising the public.
  • To advise on specific situations and circumstances that could affect the health of British travellers.
  • To identify and report on disease outbreaks and other health hazards worldwide.
  • To share our information and expertise widely.
  • To keep a register of, monitor and train Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres (YFVCs) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • To collaborate with organisations, particularly in the travel and insurance industries, and in the NHS and government, which share our aim of Protecting the Health of British Travellers.
  • To train health professionals to provide best quality, evidence-based trave health advice and services.
  • To initiate research, collect and analyse data to enable us to achieve our goals.

Annual reports

Who we are

Dr Dipti Patel OBE

Dr Vanessa Field
Deputy Director

Administration Team

Masum Miah
Operations Manager

Linda Pang
YFVC Support

Sheena Ryan
Business Support

Terence Corrigan
Online Communications


Sanch Kanagarajah
Senior Information Analyst

Samia Richards-Zoubir
Analyst for Travel Health

Dr Yasvita Gupta
Intern Analyst for Travel Health

Clinical Team

Dr Lisa Ford (Liverpool)
Clinical Advisor

Dr Catherine Smith

Dr Natalia Rodriguez-Valero
Honorary Clinical Fellow

Dr Kirsten MacGregor
Speciality Registrar

Lynda Bramham
Senior Specialist Nurse (Travel Health)

Rose Tucker
Deputy Senior Specialist Nurse (Travel Health)

Rachael Fletcher
Specialist Nurse (Travel Health)

Mary Gawthrop
Specialist Nurse (Travel Health)

Hilary Simons
Specialist Nurse (Travel Health)

Alexandra Stillwell
Specialist Nurse (Travel Health)


NaTHNaC has offices in London and Liverpool.

Membership of the Technical Advisory Group

Dr Nick Beeching
Clinical Director, Tropical & Infectious Disease Unit, Royal Liverpool Hospitals; Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Dr Mike Brown
Infection Division Clinical Director, University College London Hospitals (UCLH); Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Kevin Dyer
Senior Business Development Manager, UK Health Security Agency

Dr Vanessa Field
Deputy Director, NaTHNaC

Prof James G. Logan
Head of Department of Disease Control, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Nicky Longley
Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead in Travel Medicine, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, University College London Hospitals

Prof Dilys Morgan MBE
Chair of NaTHNaC Technical Advisory Group

Dr Dipti Patel OBE
Director, NaTHNaC

Prof Bertie Squire
Professor of Tropical Medicine and Dean of Clinical Sciences and International Public Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Dr Fiona Yung
Divisional Manager Clinical Support Services, Pathology, Infection , Camden MSK, University College London Hospitals