Guidance

Legionnaires' disease: national surveillance scheme

Guidance on the control and prevention of Legionnaires' disease in England, including disease surveillance and reporting forms.

Documents

National surveillance scheme reporting form (PDF version)

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National surveillance scheme reporting form (Word version)

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National surveillance for legionnaires' disease: information request form (PDF version)

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Details

The guidance document outlines the protocol for the national surveillance scheme for Legionnaires’ disease.

The national surveillance scheme:

  • detects clusters or outbreaks of legionella infection in England and Wales or abroad
  • identifies sources of infection so that control measures can be applied to prevent further cases
  • offers legionella surveillance information

National surveillance reporting forms

Report all confirmed cases of Legionellosis to the national surveillance scheme for Legionnaires’ disease using the national surveillance form.

Information request forms

Request more information from the Legionella Epidemiology Section, at the National Infection Service using the request form.

Published 1 August 2010
Last updated 28 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. Uploaded new version of the reporting forms.
  2. Document entitled "Guidance on the control and prevention of Legionnaires’ disease in England Technical paper 1 – disease surveillance" has been removed in order to avoid confusion while the updated version is being created.
  3. Updated the guidance on disease surveillance of Legionnaires' disease
  4. Updated versions of the national surveillance scheme forms (PDF and Word versions).
  5. First published.