Changes to the Immunisation Programme
- Published on Wednesday, 22 May 2013
NHS England, Public Health England and the Department of Health have issued direction on changes to the National Immunisation Programme on:
The changes described below are to improve the overall level of protection against preventable diseases.
Submission of BFG NoVA Applications
- Published on Thursday, 16 May 2013
On 15 Apr 13, DVLA introduced a new system for vehicles arriving back in the UK. There is actually very little difference for BFG personnel between the old, BFG 414 system and the new BFG Form NOVA.
A BFG entitled person should have done all the correct vehicle and customs documentation before leaving BFG, either at a local Vehicle Licensing Office (VLO) or by post. There is, however, now a much tighter time frame associated with NOVA (document only valid for 14 days) hence all personnel must declare on the application when they are leaving BFG with the car and the BFG NOVA is dated from that date.
MMR National Catch Up Programme and the Plan for BFG
- Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2013
It is never too late to get your children or yourself vaccinated against measles, mumps or rubella.
Outbreaks of measles can happen anywhere at anytime. Measles is not a trivial disease, it is nasty and highly infective and in rare cases it can be fatal. Some treatment is available for measles but the only way to prevent it is by vaccination. A national catch-up programme to increase MMR vaccination uptake in children and teenagers was announced last week by Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health.