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Real-time Syndromic Surveillance

Syndromic surveillance map of England


Syndromic Surveillance is the real-time (or near real-time) collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of health-related data to enable the early identification of the impact (or absence of impact) of potential human or veterinary public-health threats which require effective public health action.


The Health Protection Agency (HPA) Real-time Syndromic Surveillance Team (ReSST) co-ordinate several national syndromic systems and produce routine syndromic surveillance bulletins and reports. Further information on each of these systems, and the latest available surveillance data are available on these web pages.


What's new

  •  Latest Syndromic Surveillance Bulletins - 7 December 2011

HPA NHS Direct Weekly Bulletin 62 (PDF, 1.7 MB) 

HPA QSurveillance Weekly Bulletin 368 (PDF, 299 KB)

HPA QSurveillance Weekly Bulletin 368 Appendix A (PDF, 484 KB) 

HPA QSurveillance Weekly Bulletin 368 Appendix B (PDF, 1.3 MB) 

RCGP Communicable & Respiratory Disease Report – Week 48 (PDF, 351 KB)

  • Latest Real-time Syndromic Surveillance Team Publication

Triple-S. Assessment of syndromic surveillance in Europe. The Lancet 2011;378(9806 ):1833 - 34 [external link]

  • Triple S - Syndromic Surveillance Systems in Europe

The HPA syndromic surveillance team are associated partners in a project co-financed by the European commission through the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers. Triple-S encompasses an inventory of existing and proposed syndromic surveillance systems in Europe and will also provide scientific and technical guidance for the development and implementation of syndromic surveillance systems for both human and animal health. More information can be found at [external link] 

  • Emergency Department Syndromic Surveillance System (under development) EDSSS
  • GP Out-of-Hours Syndromic Surveillance System (under development) GP OOHSS 

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