We are very pleased to be able to inform you that the TB Action Plan was launched 1st July 2021.
The priorities and actions outlined in the Action Plan will provide our stakeholders and partners with the tools to reduce TB incidence in all our communities, enabling the UK to meet its commitment to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and eliminate TB in England by 2035. Multi-stakeholder collaboration will be essential to implementation of the Action Plan, including support for staff and a focus on inequalities.
The TB Action Plan for England, 2021 to 2026, will improve prevention, detection and control of TB.
The 5 key priorities of the TB Action Plan are:
- Priority 1 – Recovery from COVID-19
- Priority 2 – Prevent TB
- Priority 3 – Detect TB
- Priority 4 – Control TB disease
- Priority 5 – Workforce
The Action Plan can be accessed in full via the PHE website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tuberculosis-tb-action-plan-for-england and the NHSE/I website: NHS England » Tuberculosis programme
Resource for TB in low incidence areas
The joint UKHSA and NHSE TB Action Plan will build on the improvements in the prevention, detection and control of TB in England achieved during the last 10 years. An important piece of legacy work that was produced under the previous strategy and which will be of interest to the TB Control Boards and some TB stakeholders, is the Resource for TB in low incidence areas. This was recently published and is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tuberculosis-tb-a-resource-to-support-tb-in-low-incidence-areas