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Health Protection Surveillance Centre. (2009) Health Protection Surveillance Centre annual report 2008. Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin.

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HPSC has six main areas of responsibility:

1.Surveillance of some of the major communicable diseases. By surveillance, we mean: ◦Collecting data ◦Collating it ◦Analysing it and ◦Communicating information to those who need to know
2.Operational support - providing expert advice to, and responding to requests for support from, departments of public health or hospitals;
3.Training for professionals working in communicable disease control;
4.Research - identifying and developing best practice in communicable diseases;
5.Policy advice - providing advice to government departments and appropriate agencies in relation to the development of standards, guidelines and practices, and promoting the adoption of best practice by different agencies;
6.Public information - providing information on infectious diseases to the public and the media.


Date:2009
Pages:135 p.
Publisher:Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Corporate Creators:Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Place of Publication:Dublin
ISBN:1649-0436
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
M Social sciences, economics, law and crime > Government agency > Independent agency > State agency
G Health and disease > Public health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
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