Following the publication of provisional surveillance data in the annual newsletters for World TB Day, more comprehensive analyses are presented later in the year Reports include drug sensitivity and treatment outcome data, and detailed discussions of the latest trends, progress and recommendations.
Annual reports back to 2002 are available from the Tuberculosis publications pages.
The TB Section at the Health Protection Services division publish annual newsletters to co-incide with World TB Day on 24th March. The newsletters present the surveillance data and outline key activities contributing to TB control within and outside the agency.
Tuberculosis Update, March 2011 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Tuberculosis Update, March 2010 (PDF, 671 KB)
Tuberculosis Update, March 2009 (PDF, 820 KB)
Tuberculosis Update, March 2008 (PDF, 519 KB)
Tuberculosis Update, March 2007 (PDF, 260 KB)
Tuberculosis Update, November 2006 (PDF, 303 KB)
Tuberculosis Update, March 2006 (PDF, 381 KB)
Tuberculosis Update, March 2005 (PDF, 391 KB)
Tuberculosis Update, March 2004 (PDF, 356 KB)
The TB research and development activity of the HPA relates directly to its remit to protect the population from infection. Thus the work aims to improve prevention and control of the disease through better diagnostic methods, strengthened surveillance, effective approaches to the control of the disease at the local level (including management of outbreaks), and the production of better vaccines. Almost all of this work involves collaboration across the HPA and with external partners.
Comprehensive listings of peer-reviewed papers relating to this work, published from 2003 to 2008, were compiled for the 2008 Tuberculosis in the UK surveillance report. An updated list of epidemiological publications will appear here soon.