Recent Brucellosis Instructions Updated

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: Updated Documents for New GDPR Requirements
Date: 25 May 2018
Summary of Update: Relevant documents have been updated with a new Data Protection statement to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations.
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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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