ARCHIVE: Bovine TB: Strategic Framework for the sustainable control of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in Great Britain
The Strategic Framework
A ten-year Government Strategic Framework for the sustainable control of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in Great Britain (PDF 889 KB) was published in March 2005. Through this framework Government aims to bring about a sustainable improvement in control of bTB over the next 10 years.
The framework builds upon the 1998 5-point plan of action and has been guided by the principles of the Animal Health and Welfare Strategy, launched in June 2004. It sets out a vision for the future, along with 12 strategic goals, commitments and principles that will be applied to achieve these. Specific disease control policies will be tailored to reflect the regional variation in disease and risk, and adjusted to make best use of emerging scientific findings.
It is vital that people recognise this isn’t just a matter for Government. The effective control of this disease will only be possible in partnership with stakeholders including farmers, vets and wildlife groups. We all have responsibilities when tackling bTB and this strategy defines how we can work together to beat this disease.
Other relevant papers
- Science Delivery Plan for Government funded research programme on bTB - updated August 2005. As part of the strategic framework, we are committed to regularly reviewing and updating our research delivery plan.
- News release: Ground rules for tackling bovine TB.
- The consultation document Preparing for a new GB strategy on bovine tuberculosis(PDF 848 KB) - published in February 2004.
- A report outlining the key themes to emerge from the seven regional consultation meetings (PDF 316 KB)
Prior to the new Strategic Framework, the Government had a Five-Point bTB control strategy which consisted of five strands. Work on these strands continues as they have been incorporated into thetwelve strategic goals of the new Strategic Framework.
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