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Qualifications & further details about the Childrens Travel Doc



Dr Prevatt is an NHS Paediatric Consultant with a special interest in tropical Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine working in a central London Hospital. She is certified in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and Travel Medicine.

Dr Prevatt trained in central London then took time out of her childrens' Infectious Disease training at Great Ormond Street Hospital to train in Travel Medicine at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) and complete a fellowship concentrating on the specific needs of travelling pregnant women and children.

She has also worked heavily as a paediatrician in Lesotho, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and the Pacific Islands. She has always dedicated a lot of free time to charity work overseas- but that became harder when she started a family. The childrenstraveldoc site is a plunge into private medicine that it's taken time to convince her to make and will hopefully have its own charitable arm! 

Shes always been frustrated that she can only see very complex patients in her monthly NHS clinic (as unfortunately the NHS doesn't cover free travel consults for most

people) and worried about children only visiting a high-street travel nurse. She is passionate about training and sits on the BMA Education group, RCPCH ICHG, and ISTM, and she delivers and designs child friendly training for UK travel health professionals. She also lectures across the globe on complex adult and paediatric Travel medicine.

Overview of Relevant Publications

  • Behrens, R and Prevatt, N. Chapter: Vaccines for Travel outside of Europe. In: Paediatric Vaccines and Vaccinations. Springer Publishing 2020..


  • Prevatt, N. Childrens HIV association (CHIVA) Guidelines: preparing children and adolescents for travel. 2017.


  • Prevatt, N. and Shingadia, D. Childrens Acute Transport Service Guidelines for Severe Malaria. 2017

  • Travelling with Children: Information booklet for parents. Hospital for Tropical Diseases, UCLH. London. 2016.


  • Akech S, Mtove G, Opoka R, Engoru C, Olupot-Olupot P, Nyeko R, Evans J, Crawley J, Prevatt N. et al. WHO guidelines on fluid resuscitation in children: missing the FEAST data. BMJ 2014;348:f7003


  • Seden K, Khoo S, Back D, Prevatt N, Lamorde M, Byakika-Kibwika P, et al. Drug-drug interactions between antiretrovirals and drugs used in the management of neglected tropical diseases: important considerations in the WHO 2020 Roadmap and London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases. AIDS. 2013;27(5):675-86.


  • Maitland, K. et al. Exploring mechanisms of excess mortality with early fluid resuscitation: insights from the FEAST trial. BMC Medicine. 2013; 11:68


  • Prevatt, N. Soil Transmitted Tropical Helminths. Quarterly Newsletter of the AIDS treatment Information Centre (ATIC). Infectious Disease Institute. Volume 8. Issue 1. March 2011.


  • Prevatt, N. Diagnosis and Management of Buruli ulcer. Quarterly Newsletter of the AIDS treatment Information Centre (ATIC). Infectious Disease Institute. Volume 8. Issue 2. May 2011.


  • Prevatt, N. A career in Tropical Medicine- a career in the Tropics? Foundation Years Journal. 2011; 5:7:39


2000 - Pre-Medical Science Diploma. Cardiff University. 

2005 - MBBCH. University of Wales, College of Medicine. 

2008 – Sexually Transmitted Infection certificate 

2009 – Postgraduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. LSHTM

2012 – Postgraduate Diploma of Paediatric Infectious Disease. Oxon. 

2014 - Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (MRCPCH)

2015 – Fellowship in Paediatric Travel Medicine (HTD) 

2016 - Certificate of Travel Health. ISTM. 

2017 – Admitted to UK specialist register as Consultant General Paediatrician 

2017 - Certificate of Special Interest in Paediatric Infectious Disease (RCPCH ID SPIN)

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