Tuberculosis:Written question - 240626

Q
Asked by Ellie Reeves
(Lewisham West and Penge)
Asked on: 03 April 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Tuberculosis
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the incidence of tuberculosis in the UK.
A
Answered by: Seema Kennedy
Answered on: 12 April 2019

In 2015, Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England published ‘The 2015-2020 Collaborative Tuberculosis Strategy for England’, which sets out 10 areas for action to reduce tuberculosis (TB) incidence, reduce health inequalities and eliminate TB as a public health problem in England.

PHE and NHS England continue to implement these 10 areas for action, which include improving access to services and ensuring early diagnosis, providing universal access to high quality diagnostics, improving treatment and care services, ensuring comprehensive contact tracing, improving BCG vaccination uptake, reducing drug-resistant TB, tackling TB in under-served populations, implementing new entrant latent TB screening, strengthening surveillance and ensuring an appropriate workforce to deliver TB control.

Further information can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/collaborative-tuberculosis-strategy-for-england

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