Communicable Disease Strategy Group Papers: Surveillance Sub-Group (1st Meeting)

Scope and Content

Consists of papers sent to delegates intended for discussion at the 1st Meeting of Chief Medical Officer's Communicable Disease Strategy Surveillance Sub-Group held on 23 June 1999.

Includes;

  • Chairman's brief, including agenda and list of papers for discussion, and covering correspondence;

  • Draft paper by Professor Chris Bartlett, Director and Consultant Epidemiologist at the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (CDSC), entitled 'Surveillance - Overview', as presented to the 4th Meeting of the full Communicable Disease Strategy Group held on 11 May 1999;

  • Amended paper by Dr Elizabeth Smales of the Department of Health, in consultation with Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS), entitled 'Analysis of Problems in National Surveillance Arrangements', as presented unammended to the 2nd Meeting of the full Communicable Disease Strategy Group held on 23 March 1999;

  • Paper by Mr Jim Scudamore, Chief Veterinary Officer for the United Kingdom, entitled 'Threats From Zoonoses';

  • Paper by Professor Peter Borriello, entitled 'Developments in Near Patient Testing for Infections', as presented to the 2nd Meeting of the full Communicable Disease Strategy Group held on 23 Mar 1999;

  • Paper by the Joint Food Safety and Standards Group, entitled 'The Role of the Food Standards Agency in Dealing with Contaminated Food', as presented to the 4th Meeting of the full Communicable Disease Strategy Group held on 11 May 1999;

  • Paper by Professor Chris Bartlett, Director of Public Health Laboratory Service's (PHLS) Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre entitled 'Surveillance of Gastro-Intestinal Infection in the 21st Century', prepared following comments at the 2nd Meeting of the full Communicable Disease Strategy Group held on 23 Mar 1999;

  • Papers by Dr Nichol Black, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, entitled 'Early Detection of Emerging Foci of Infection: Finding a Guiding Star' and 'Development of an Epidemiological Analysis System for Communicable Disease Control', including covering letter to Sir Liam;

  • And e-mail correspondence relating generally to the work of the Surveillance Sub-Group.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.