Work has started to implement some key areas of the tuberculosis action plan, including:
Publication of new media material to raise awareness among professions.
Launch of a new mobile X-ray unit in London on World TB Day (
Funding to the Health Protection Agency to help the top 10 TB areas implement local actions in line with the aims of the TB action plan.
Work with London TB groups to enhance service delivery and improve treatment completion rates.
The effectiveness of these initiatives and projects and the impact on the prevalence of disease will be monitored. However, data on TB is compiled retrospectively and we will not have robust information for another two years.
Future work will address other areas of the plan.