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This is the Childhood Accidents JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Child and Maternal Health section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.

Headlines

  • In general Bolton has better childhood immunisation coverage than is average for both England and the North West region;
  • Child immunisation coverage as a whole is typically between 90% and 100% and so the differences between small areas of Bolton are often not significant;
  • Immunisations for children in care has shown recent improvement but some of our peers have 100% coverage;
  • As a more recently established immunisation, HPV coverage in Bolton has shown improvements over recent years, particularly for those receiving all three doses where we have improved to be the second highest of our statistical peer group.

This is the Tuberculosis JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Behaviour and Access to Services section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.

Headlines

  • Bolton has a higher than average number of TB cases;
  • Bolton also has a higher rate of TB cases than is average for its statistical peer group. This higher rate is in common with those peers who have significant BME communities;
  • In 2010/11 there were 916 BCG vaccinations performed in Bolton, which is lower than the years immediately previous;
  • In line with the regional and national pattern, the overwhelmingmajority of BCG vaccinations in Bolton in 2010/11 were performed on children aged 1 years and under.

This is the Influenza Immunisation JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Behaviour and Access to Services section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.

Headlines

  • Bolton's current uptake of influenza vaccination in the 65 and over population is lower than both the North West and the England average figure;
  • Bolton's pattern of uptake has followed the national trend whilst consistently having a slightly lower uptake; 
  • However, Bolton has an uptake very close to average for its statistical peer group;
  • Across all the key condition groups for influenza vaccination Bolton has higher uptake than is average for both the North West and England, but for pregnant women and frontline health staff the level of uptake is not as promising.

The Medicine for Managers briefings are succinct profiles of particular diseases or conditions compiled by Dr Paul Lambden for nhsmanagers.net. They provide a useful overview of the disease, with an explanation of the causes and possible treatments, as well as epidemiological information. This briefing centres on Hepatitis C.

The Medicine for Managers briefings are succinct profiles of particular diseases or conditions compiled by Dr Paul Lambden for nhsmanagers.net. They provide a useful overview of the disease, with an explanation of the causes and possible treatments, as well as epidemiological information. This briefing centres on meningitis.

The Medicine for Managers briefings are succinct profiles of particular diseases or conditions compiled by Dr Paul Lambden for nhsmanagers.net. They provide a useful overview of the disease, with an explanation of the causes and possible treatments, as well as epidemiological information. This briefing centres on Hepatitis B.

 The Medicine for Managers briefings are succinct profiles of particular diseases or conditions compiled by Dr Paul Lambden for nhsmanagers.net. They provide a useful overview of the disease, with an explanation of the causes and possible treatments, as well as epidemiological information. This briefing centres on Hepatitis A.

NICE's formal guidance on identifying and managing tuberculosis among hard to reach groups.

Follow the link for full details:http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH37

The epidemiology of hepatitis C infection in the North West is provided using routine surveillance data. The report estimates the prevalence and incidence of the infection, before moving on to estimating the burden of treatment and costs by PCT and undiagnosed infections.

Executive Summary of the report intended for policy makers concerned with the changing world of infectious disease. The report uses the UK and sub-Saharan Africa to describe potential changes and future threats.

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