2014 Report details for project: Rotavirus Immunisation Programme

Project name: Rotavirus Immunisation Programme - there are 2 reports for this project: 2014, 2015
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Organisation: DOH (D12) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: Background: Rotavirus infection is the commonest cause of gastroenteritis in children under five years of age worldwide. Rotavirus infection in the UK is seasonal, occurring mostly in winter and early spring. In England and Wales an estimated 130,000 episodes of rotavirus-induced gastroenteritis occur each year in children less than five years and approximately 12,700 of these children are hospitalised. In 2011, following consideration of a peer-reviewed modelling study, JCVI advised that the licensed rotavirus vaccines would have a significant impact on reducing gastroenteritis in young children, and that the Department should introduce a rotavirus immunisation programme if the vaccines could be procured at a cost effective price. Following negotiations with the manufacturer, the price paid for rotavirus vaccine resulted in the vaccination programme being cost effective. The Department of Health has a legal obligation, under the 2010 NHS Constitution, to offer new vaccines to the public that are recommended by JCVI and which are shown to be cost effective. Objective: The overarching objective of the rotavirus immunisation programme is the reduction of rotavirus-induced gastroenteritis in England. Scope: The scope of the project is limited to England and includes all the elements required to successfully deliver a rotavirus vaccination programme. Benefits: The programme will deliver: (1) rotavirus immunisation for babies added to the national immunisation schedule; (2) a reduction of rotavirus-induced gastroenteritis; and (3) a reduction on the burden on the NHS by reducing hospital admissions and visits to GPs caused by rotavirus-induced gastroenteritis. Rotavirus immunisation has been introduced as part of the routine childhood immunisation schedule from 1 July 2013 and is being delivered via GPs alongside the other vaccines for infants.
DCA (RAG): Green
DCA text: The RAG rating is GREEN as immunisation started on schedule on 01 July 2013.
Start date: 2009-03-05
End date: 2014-04-01
Schedule text: There are no current problems or issues with the functioning of the Rotavirus Immunisation programme.
Baseline: £19.20m
Forecast: £19.20m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: There is no variance.
Whole Life Cost: £70.20m
WLCost text: No variance between the WLC budget and the WLC actual forecast.
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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