Appendix 2: Useful addresses and telephone numbers

Consultant in Communicable Disease Control


Tel No. _________________________________________________________________

(please insert details of your local CCDC)

Telephone advice lines for health professionals

(Calls from the public cannot be answered by these services - please do not give these numbers out to patients)

Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS)
Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (CDSC)
Travel Medicine Unit
61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ
Tel: 020 8200 6868         Service open weekdays 10am-12 midday

PHLS Malaria Reference Laboratory
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT
Tel: 020 7636 3924        Service open 9am-4.30pm

Travel Medicine Division of Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health (SCIEH)
Clifton House, Clifton Place
Glasgow G3 7LN
For professional users of Travax only:
Tel: 0141 300 1130         Service open weekdays 2-4pm

Hospital for Tropical Diseases Travel Clinic
Mortimer Market Centre, Capper Street
off Tottenham Court Road
London WC1E 6AU
Tel: 020 7387 9600

Department of Infection & Tropical Medicine
Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow HA1 3UJ
Tel: 020 8869 2831

Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Birmingham B9 5ST
Tel: 0121 766 6611 ext 4403/4382/4535

John Warin Ward
The Churchill Hospital
Oxford OX3 7LJ
Tel: 01865 225214

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Pembroke Place
Liverpool L3 5QA
Tel: 0151 708 9393

Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine
North Manchester General Hospital
Delaunays Road
Manchester M8 5RB
Tel: 0161 720 2677

Data bases/'On Line' travel advice

Travax - Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health website for health care professionals (continually updated - registration is on-line at

Fit for travel - NHS website for the public consistent with Travax at

TRAVELLER: database with monthly updates

Enquiries to Travellers Direct Ltd, Tel 0114 282 3488

Advice paylines available to the public

(Limited to recorded messages)

Malaria Reference LaboratoryTel: 0891 600350
Hospital for Tropical DiseasesTel: 09061 337733
Liverpool School of Tropical MedicineTel: 0891 172111
MASTA (Medical Advisory ServiceTel: 0891 224100
for Travellers Abroad) 


Other useful telephone numbers

British Diabetic AssociationTel: 020 7323 1531
Department of Health (for publications)Tel: 0800 555777
Foreign and Commonwealth OfficeTel: 020 7270 4129
Medic - Alert FoundationTel: 020 7833 3034
National AIDS HelplineTel: 0800 567123


Vaccine manufacturers and distributors

Aventis Pasteur MSD

northern areas of the countryTel: 0321 1822 2463
southern areas of the countryTel: 0321 2822 2463
Baxter Hyland ImmunoTel: 01635 206265
Celltech MedevaTel: 01372 364000
FarillonTel: 01708 379000
MASTATel: 0113 2387500



enquiriesTel: 0808 100 2228
ordersTel: 0808 100 9997


Other useful web site addresses
Web site of the Public Health Laboratory Service. Has access to CDR reports and various facts and figures.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
World Health Organization
Weekly Epidemiology Record (WER) produced by WHO.
Web site of Emerging and other Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Control (EMC) - outbreak news, disease information and surveillance.
Web site of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (USA), which includes access to MMWR and various data and statistics.
Web site of the International Society of Travel Medicine, which includes access to Journal of Travel Medicine.