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 Public Health England (PHE) 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.
Latest Real-time Syndromic Surveillance Team Publications
Elliot AJ, Hughes HE, Hughes TC, Locker TE, Brown R, Sarran C, Clewlow Y, Murray V, Bone A, Catchpole M, McCloskey B, Smith GE. The impact of thunderstorm asthma on emergency department attendances across London during July 2013. Emerg Med J. 2013; doi: 10.1136/emermed-2013-203122.
Morbey RA, Elliot AJ, Charlett A, Ibbotson S, Verlander NQ, Leach S, Hall I, Barrass I, Catchpole M, McClosekey B, Said B, Walsh A, Pebody R, Smith GE. Using public health scenarios to predict the utility of a national syndromic surveillance programme during the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Epidemiol. Infect. 2013; 10.1017/SO95026881300188X.
Elliot AJ, Morbey RA, Hughes HE, Harcourt SE, Smith S, Loveridge P, Edeghere O, Ibbotson S, McCloskey B, Catchpole M, Smith GE. Syndromic surveillance - a public health legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Public Health. 2013;127(8):777-81.
Lackenby A, Elliot AJ, Powers C, Andrews N, Ellis J, Bermingham A, Thompson C, Galiano M, Large S, Durnall H, Fleming D, Smith G, Zambon M. Virological self-sampling to monitor influenza antiviral susceptibility in a community cohort. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2013;68(10):2324-31.
The PHE 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 http://www.syndromicsurveillance.eu [external link] Map: © Crown copyright and database right 2010. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100016969