Rate of Tuberculosis

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1123
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Recent figures shows that the rate of tuberculosis is triple the national average in a part of my constituency in Edmonton. What action can be taken via the London Health Board to combat the spread of tuberculosis in London, and to reduce the rate of tuberculosis in Enfield and Haringey?

Answer

Answer for Rate of Tuberculosis

Answer for Rate of Tuberculosis

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please see my response to MQ 635/2014 which describes the role of the London TB Control Board in taking a London-wide, multi-agency approach to tackling TB.

I am further assured that Enfield and Haringey have taken a collaborative approach in tackling TB and that across these two Boroughs TB notifications are declining.