Recent Brucellosis Instructions Updated

Subject: Brucella abortus Report Forms and Guidance
Date: 30 August 2019
Summary of Update: Brucella abortus Report Forms and Guidance titles have been updated to clarify that they are only for use within the Abortion Enquiries Notification Pilot in England.
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Subject: Brucella abortus Report Form (BS113) and Completing the Brucella abortus Report Form - Guidance (BS114)
Date: 27 August 2019
Summary of Update: The Brucella abortus Report Form (BS113) and Completing the Brucella abortus Report Form - Guidance (BS114) have been updated to alter the format of the Authorisation Number to accommodate computer systems requirements. These forms are used in the England Abortion Enquiries Notification Pilot only.
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Subject: Abortion Enquiries Notification Pilot
Date: 29 July 2019
Summary of Update: Instructions and documents have been added for the Brucellosis Abortion Enquiries Notification Pilot which commences on 1 August 2019. The instructions for Abortion Enquiries have been updated to reflect this.
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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: Abortion Enquiries - Official Veterinarian Requirements
Date: 4 June 2019
Summary of Update: The instructions for Abortion Enquiries have been updated to clarify that any practice for which an Official Veterinarian (OV) carries out Brucellosis abortion enquiries must keep a copy of the OV's training records.
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Subject: Report on Investigation of Abortion or Calving - Welsh Language Version (BS07(Welsh))
Date: 14 May 2019
Summary of Update: The Report on Investigation of Abortion or Calving - Welsh Language Version (BS07(Welsh)) has been updated.
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Subject: Qualifications Required for Brucellosis Abortion Sampling
Date: 02 May 2019
Summary of Update: Instructions and documents relating to the qualification requirements for Official Veterinarians (OV) undertaking Brucellosis enquiries have been updated. The Cascade Training for Brucella Abortion Enquiry Investigations (BR42) has been added.
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Subject: Brucellosis Blood Sample Report (BS05)
Date: 24 October 2018
Summary of Update: The Brucellosis Blood Sample Report (BS05) has been updated.
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Subject: New Arrangements for Bovine Abortion Samples in England and Wales
Date: 21 December 2017
Summary of Update: APHA have introduced new arrangements for bovine abortion samples in England and Wales. Official Veterinarians (OVs) must in future send samples for brucella testing to either Starcross or Penrith laboratories and not their local APHA laboratory. Arrangements in Scotland remain unchanged.
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Subject: Policy for Authorisation of Official Veterinarians in GB 
Date: 12 October 2017
Summary of Update: The Policy for Authorisation of Official Veterinarians in GB has been published on the Vet Gateway.
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Subject: Official Veterinarian Instructions Online Tutorial Update
Date: 20 October 2016
Summary of Update: The Official Veterinarian (OV) Instructions Online Tutorial has been updated.
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Subject: Improvements to Official Veterinarian Instructions Format
Date: 26 January 2016
Summary of Update: Improvements have been made to the format of the Official Veterinarian (OV) instructions to include the provision of a print button on each instruction page, a statement confirming that the instructions are correct as of the current date and time and the addition of a Documents page, listing documents by instructional area.
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Subject: Delivery Partners Overview
Date: 22 July 2015
Summary of Update: The Delivery Partners Overview has been added.
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Subject: Brucellosis Document Updates to Reflect the New Brucellosis (England) Order 2015
Date: 2 April 2015
Summary of Update: Brucellosis documents have been updated to reflect the new Brucellosis (England) Order 2015 which came into force on 1 April 2015.
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Subject: Updated Brucellosis Welsh Language Documents
Date: 09 June 2014
Summary of Update: Welsh language versions of notices have been updated and a Welsh language version of the Report on Investigation of Abortion or Calving added.
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Subject: Removal of Brucellosis Veterinary Inspector Powers from Official Veterinarians
Date: 04 April 2014
Summary of Update: From 06 April Official Veterinarians will no longer have Veterinary Inspector Powers. Amendments have been made to reflect this change.
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Subject: Release of the Brucellosis Instructions for Official Veterinarians
Date: 1 May 2013
Summary of Update: Following a review of the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency instructions for Brucellosis, updated instructions for Official Veterinarians are now available.
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