Identification

Name

National Health Service Direct Syndromic Surveillance System

Short name

NHS Direct

Status

Inactive

Category

System

Organizations
(1) Public Health England (PHE)
Update frequency

Daily

Created

2012-10-05 22:12:48+00:00

Modified

2016-03-31 23:53:37.187965+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

NHS Direct was a telephone health helpline syndromic surveillance system that monitored syndromic calls each day across England and Wales. Traditionally, it provided early warning of community-based infectious diseases such as influenza and norovirus. It is currently inactive.

Goals
(1) Early detection
(2) Early warning
Year start

1999

Year end

2014

URL http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140714084352/http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/InfectiousDiseases/InfectionsAZ/RealtimeSyndromicSurveillance/SyndromicSystemsAndBulletinArchive/HPANHSDirectSyndromicSurveillanceSystem/
URL (alternate) http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) England
(2) Wales
Diseases
(1) Influenza
(2) Norovirus infection

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Help Lines