Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

Health written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Tony Cunningham Tony Cunningham Labour, Workington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, following the publication of the draft Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation minutes of 2 October 2013, what the scope is of (a) the Joint Public Health England-JCVI-NICE-Department for Health working group, (b) membership and (c) timelines for reporting; and if he will ensure the deliberations and final advice of that group are made public.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The intention to establish a Joint Public Health England (PHE)-JCVI-NICE-Department of Health working group was stated in the draft Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) minutes of 2 October 2013. PHE and the Department are currently scoping the membership of this working group and proposals will be considered at the next JCVI meeting which will take place on 11 and 12 February 2014. Timelines for reporting and mechanisms for publicising appropriate aspects of the group’s deliberations will be considered at this time.

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