Stopping Tuberculosis in England - An Action Plan from the Chief Medical Officer
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The plan sets out the steps which Government, the health service and local communities need to take to reverse the rise in TB but it is not referenced and does not contain timescales for actions
‘Very light’ on facts and figures and the plan will need to be well resourced if the programme is to be actioned.
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