Policy paper

A strategy for achieving Bovine Tuberculosis Free Status for England: 2018 review

Review to consider the next steps to achieve Officially Bovine Tuberculosis Free (OTF) status in England by 2038.



In February 2018, we commissioned an independent review of our strategy for achieving Officially Bovine Tuberculosis Free (OTF) status in England by 2038.

The review was led by Professor Sir Charles Godfray supported by a small working group. The review took place during Spring and Summer 2018 and reported to Ministers in October 2018.

The government is considering all of the recommendations contained within the review report. A government response was published on 5 March 2020.

Published 16 February 2018
Last updated 5 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the government response to this review.

  2. Added further details of stakeholder engagement carried out during the review.

  3. Replaced the document with an accessible PDF, also added the "summary and conclusions" as a HTML attachment.

  4. Added the final review report.

  5. Updated the terms of reference to include Professor Christl Donnelly, Professor James Wood, Professor Michael Winter and Professor Glyn Hewinson who have been appointed to the core working group.

  6. First published.