Dr Michael Joyce runs the Disease Surveillance Sentinel Practice Network Project on behalf of the ICGP in collaboration with the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and the National Virus Reference Laboratory. The Health One User Group (HIUG) provides valuable technical support. Valuable assistance is provided by my practice nurse, Ms Olga Levis.
The project involves running a computerised surveillance network for certain infectious diseases in the community and involves sixty sentinel practices spread throughout the country. There is a particular emphasis on the surveillance of influenza.Click here for past Disease Surveillance Sentinel Practice Network Project annual reports.