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Bolton Council Health Protection Annual Report 2015


The purpose of this document is to provide a clear overview of the current health protection situation within Bolton highlighting any on-going challenges or issues.

Key Points

  • Bolton has robust emergency planning.
  • The rate of new tuberculosis cases is reducing in Bolton but it is still higher than England as a whole.
  • Flu immunisation uptake is highest in the over 65 group, it has been increasing year on year and is now at 74.1%.
  • Flu immunisation uptake is lowest in pregnant women with 47.9% taking up the vaccination.
  • Bolton CCG lies just below average when comparing the flu immunisation uptake in 2, 3 and 4 year olds when compared nationally.
  • Bolton has excellent uptake of key childhood vaccinations and has significantly higher uptake of the MMR, HPV, Men C and PCV when compared to both the North West and England.
  • The screening uptake for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and diabetic retinopathy screening is higher in Bolton than nationally.
  • Breast screening uptake in the North West was on a par with England while bowel screening uptake was slightly below the national uptake.
  • The HIV prevalence in Bolton is increasing annually in line with the national figures; this is predominantly due to the increased life expectancy of individuals with HIV.
  • The uptake of HIV testing in both women and Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) is higher in Bolton than in the North West and England. However, Bolton has a higher rate of late HIV diagnosis than the North West and England.
  • The number of cases of MRSA and C. diff in Bolton has stayed relatively stable over the last 2 years, while in Greater Manchester there has been an overall increase.

Information Type


Geographical Level


Population Level



Public Health, Bolton Council


Health Protection, TB, Tubercolosis, Immunisation, Communicable Disease

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