Archive for January, 2013

The North West has seen a worrying increase in the number of children being diagnosed with TB.  Anecdotal evidence suggested that the delivery of  the neonatal BCG programme could be improved, and that we needed to get better at measuring the proportion of eligible babies that had been vaccinated.

In 2012 the TB Summit commissioned a review of the neonatal BCG vaccination programme, across the North West and the findings of this work are published today (14/01/13).  The report includes an assurance framework that can be used by  providers and commissioners to strengthen their programmes and lists the high impact actions that need to addressed as a matter of priority.

The full report can be accessed here: BCG Review – Final Report Jan 2013    

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