Evolution of the RCGP RSC network, a 50-year cohort profile
PHE ePoster Library. de Lusignan S. Sep 12, 2017; 186677; 192
Prof. Simon de Lusignan
Prof. Simon de Lusignan
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Abstract Sentinel networksSentinel surveillance is a key tool for effective public health monitoring, especially for respiratory and other infectious diseases. Primary care networks record diagnoses of chronic diseases, and can be used to monitor of vaccine safety and effectiveness.History of the RCGP RSCIn 1957, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) set up the Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC). In 1967, the RCGP RSC started to systematically collect data about influenza-like illness and other respiratory diseases. In the 1990s, it added virology samples sent to a central reference laboratory. Data is extracted using the latest pseudonymisation technology.Network evolution and influenza reportingBetween 1967 and 1993, the registered population within the RCGP RSC grew to 200,000 (Fleming & Crombie, 1985). This increased to 570,000 by the network's 30th anniversary (Fleming, 1999). Currently, the network has increased to 1.7 million registered patients.The network reported how different age-groups were affected by different epidemics and pandemics: 1969/70 affected persons of working age; 1989/90 children; and the millennium winter affected adults, especially the elderly (Fleming & Elliot, 2008). The network had a major role reporting the 2009/10 swine flu pandemic (Fleming & Durnall, 2012), and demonstrating the effectiveness of the LAIV vaccine (Pebody et al., 2016).Future plansThe RCGP RSC network has evolved working in close collaboration with public health. Our future plans include linkage to secondary care and mortality data, as well as seeking funding to develop a serology bank. External funding details The RCGP RSC work is primarily funded by PHE.
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