Recent Approved Tuberculin Testers - England Updates

Subject: Policy for APHA Authorisation of Approved Tuberculin Testers in England (TR541)
Date: 27 November 2020
Summary of Update: The Policy for APHA Authorisation of Approved Tuberculin Testers in England (TR541) has been updated.
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Subject: Skin Test Day Two Instructions
Date: 11 November 2020
Summary of Update: The Skin Test Day Two instructions have been updated to confirm advice to be provided to cattle keepers regarding movement restrictions after a skin test with clear results and in regards to passport checks when reactors are disclosed at a skin test.
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Subject: Policy for APHA Authorisation of Approved Tuberculin Testers in England (TR541)
Date: 2 November 2020
Summary of Update: The Policy for APHA Authorisation of Approved Tuberculin Testers in England (TR541) has been updated as part of the new Veterinary and Paraprofessional Training and Assurance contract which commences on 2 November 2020.
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Subject: Six-monthly Surveillance TB Testing in High Risk Area of England
Date: 29 September 2020
Summary of Update: Minor updates have been made to the instructions as a result of the roll out of six-monthly surveillance TB testing of cattle herds in the High Risk Area of England.
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Subject: Roll Out of Approved Tuberculin Testers in England
Date: 17 August 2020
Summary of Update: The Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATT) instructions and documents have been updated to reflect the changes agreed following the successful Pilot study, confirming the roll out date for ATTs in England and the requirements for the role. Obsolete Pilot documents have been removed from the instructions.
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Removed Documents:

  • TB52(ATT) - Tuberculin Test Report and Certificate for Approved Tuberculin Testers (Pilot)
  • TR538 - Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot Schedule - England
  • TR542 - Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot - Training Programme Evaluation Questionnaire
  • TR543 - Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot - Self Evaluation
  • TR545 - Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot - Customer Satisfaction Survey
  • TR547 - Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot - Evaluation of ATT Performance by the AVS
  • TR548 - Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot - Participating Veterinary Practice Feedback
  • TR549 - Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot - Exit from Pilot Questionnaire
Subject: Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot - Collection of Feedback
Date: 16 September 2019
Summary of Update: Instructions relating to the process for the collection of feedback from farmers for whom an Approved Tuberculin Tester (ATT) has carried out a TB test have been updated.
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Subject: Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot Customer Satisfaction Survey (TR545)
Date: 11 September 2019
Summary of Update: The Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot Customer Satisfaction Survey (TR545) has been updated.
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Subject: Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot Documents
Date: 21 August 2019
Summary of Update: The Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot Schedule - England (TR538) and The Approved Veterinary Supervisor Role (TR540) have been updated to clarify the qualifications for the Approved Veterinary Supervisor (AVS)/deputy AVS role.
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Subject: Publication of a Revised Version of the Policy for Authorisation of Official Veterinarians (OVs) in Great Britain (OV13)
Date: 20 June 2019
Summary of Update: The Policy for Authorisation of Official Veterinarians (OVs) in Great Britain (OV13) has been extensively revised.
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Subject: Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot Customer Satisfaction Survey (TR545)
Date: 10 June 2019
Summary of Update: The Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot Customer Satisfaction Survey (TR545) has been updated.
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Subject: Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot - Phase 2
Date: 13 May 2019
Summary of Update: Instructions and the ATT Pilot Schedule - England (TR538) have been updated to include Phase 2 of the Approved Tuberculin Tester (ATT) Pilot. The Policy for APHA Authorisation of ATTs in England (TR541) has also been updated to clarify the requirement for an Approved Veterinary Supervisor (AVS) to be in place prior to an ATT being granted conditional authorisation to test.
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Subject: Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot Sam Update 
Date: 02 May 2019
Summary of Update: Instructions have been updated to reflect the Sam update recognising the Approved Tuberculin Tester (ATT) role. ATTs are now registered under this role and are able to complete test results and pass the results to their supervisor for sign off and submission to APHA.
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Subject: Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot Audit and Feedback
Date: 02 April 2019
Summary of Update: Instructions and documents have been updated relating to the completion of feedback. Associated documents have been replaced by a Survey Monkey survey. Other documents have been updated.
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Subject: Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot Schedule and Feedback Forms
Date: 04 March 2019
Summary of Update: Documents have been updated relating to Sam access, the Customer Satisfaction Survey and evaluation of the Approved Supervisor Role.
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Subject: Policy for APHA Authorisation of Approved Tuberculin Testers in England (TR541)
Date: 18 February 2019
Summary of Update: The Policy for APHA Authorisation of Approved Tuberculin Testers in England (TR541) has been updated to correct paragraph references following a recent update.
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Subject: Sam Workaround
Date: 28 January 2019
Summary of Update: The Action on Completion instructions have been updated to reflect that Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATTs) will be given Official Veterinarian (OV) access to Sam when they are granted conditional authorisation. This is to ensure that they are recorded as the tester when entering results for animals they have tested. The Approved Veterinary Supervisor (AVS) must submit the results and this will be monitored for each test submitted.
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Subject: Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot - Audit and Feedback
Date: 18 January 2019
Summary of Update: Instructions for Audit and Feedback for the Approved Tuberculin Tester (ATT) Pilot have been added along with associated documents. Two existing ATT documents have been updated to correct a reference to AVS and replace it with ATT.
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Subject: Approved Tuberculin Tester Training
Date: 17 December 2018
Summary of Update: Minor amendments have been made to the Approved Tuberculin Tester Training instructions.
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Subject: Approved Tuberculin Tester Pilot Study
Date: 12 December 2018
Summary of Update: A Pilot to test the use of Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATTs) commenced on 5 December 2018. Associated instructions and documents have been added to reflect this and further instructions will follow on audit and feedback as the Pilot progresses.
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