On World TB Day 2017, the APPG on Global Tuberculosis is launching an inquiry into the Collaborative Tuberculosis Strategy for England 2015-2020.
On 19 January 2015 the then Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison MP, launched the five year Strategy jointly with Public Health England and NHS England, following a 3 month consultation which included responses from over 100 different stakeholders.
The APPG welcomed the Strategy’s introduction, having called for coordinated efforts to end TB as a public health problem, and committed to monitoring its implementation.
The APPG now invites written submissions into all aspects of the Strategy and its implementation, and is particularly interested in the following:
The overall effectiveness of the Strategy.
The Strategy’s ten evidence-based areas for action and the resources allocated to these.
Accountability mechanisms introduced by the Strategy to monitor and evaluate progress made.
Written submissions must be no longer than 1500 words, and should include numbered paragraphs. Submissions should be emailed as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading 'TB APPG inquiry'.
The deadline for submissions is 29 September 2017. This extended deadline is to allow for publically available data from the second year of the Strategy's implementation to be included in evidence.