Syndromic Surveillance is the real-time (or near real-time) collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of health-related data (from individual and/or population health indicators) to enable the early identification of the impact of potential public-health threats/events which require effective public health action.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) work on collaborative projects on several national syndromic surveillance systems:
- Sentinel GP surveillance of clinical diseases
- Influenza-like illness
- Measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox (varicella), shingles (Herpes zoster) and gastroenteritis
- GP Out-of-Hours surveillance system
- Network of sentinel hospitals reporting admissions