Roles and responsibilities in the control of communicable disease and health care associated infections

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Purpose

Communicable Disease Control Directorate (CDCD) within the Public Health Division has a leadership role in supporting and facilitating programs for Health Service Providers (HSPs) in the prevention of communicative disease and health care associated infections. The purpose of the Roles and responsibilities in the control of communicable disease and health care associate infections (the document) is to establish clear roles and responsibilities of CDCD and HSPs with regard to control and communicable disease and health care associated infections. This document supports consistency and linkages across the WA health system, in the governance, development and management of services aimed at preventing and controlling communicable diseases and healthcare associated infections. This document was developed collaboratively by CDCD and each HSP’s Director of Population Health between April and July 2016. This document builds on a Memorandum of Understanding that was developed in a similarly collaborative way and signed by the Director of CDCD and Chief Executives of each Area Health Service in 2011.

The Public Health Policy Framework specifies the public health requirements that all Health Service Providers (HSPs) must comply with in order to ensure effective and consistent public health service across the WA health system.

The purpose of the Public Health Policy Framework is to ensure:

  • the prevention of disease before it occurs
  • the control of infectious disease transmission
  • the prevention of the development of complications of chronic disease
  • to promote and protect the health status of all Western Australians
  • the management of risk, whether natural or man-made
  • to identify and respond to opportunities to reduce inequities in health status.

Section 6.2 of the Public Health Policy Framework sets out the mandatory requirements with regard to communicable disease control that all HSPs must comply with. The mandatory requirements comprise:

  • 6.2.1 Public Health – Management of Communicable Diseases
  • 6.2.2 Public Health – Infection Prevention and Control
  • 6.2.3 Public Health – Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus
  • 6.2.4 Public Health – Immunisation
  • 6.2.5 Public Health – Tuberculosis

This document supports HSPs to meet these mandatory requirements.

Scope

  • North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) through the Public Health and Ambulatory Care Directorate will provide a metropolitan wide communicable disease control service; the geographical boundary for the service is consistent with the East, South and North Metropolitan Health Service boundaries. The NMHS also provide state-wide services such as TB, Leprosy and Humanitarian Entrant Health Service.
  • WA Country Health Service (WACHS) provides communicable disease control services to country WA through Public Health Teams located in each of the seven (7) health regions (Kimberley, Pilbara, Midwest, Goldfields, Wheatbelt, South West and Great Southern). A separate agreement between WACHS and NMHS describes the arrangements for TB and Leprosy. 
  • East and South Metropolitan Health Services (EMHS and SMHS) have an Executive Director Clinical Services and Population Health that leads the HS Aboriginal Health Services and Health Promotion Programs. A separate agreement between NMHS, EMHS and SMHS describes arrangements.
  • Child and Adolescent Health Service provides paediatric services to children and young people, and includes Child and Adolescent Community Health Services and the state’s tertiary paediatric hospital.

This document does not apply during human epidemics and other emergency situations when the WA Infectious Disease Emergency Management Plan and related emergency management documents describe CDCD and HSP emergency preparedness and response roles.

Relevant legislation

  • Public Health Act, 2016 (not yet commenced operation)
  • Health Services Act, 2016

1. Policy and Planning

CDCD NMHS WACHS SMHS EMHS CAHS
1.1 Advice and leadership Provide expert advice and leadership regarding issues of statewide importance relating to the prevention and control of communicable diseases, healthcare-associated infections and multi-resistant organisms (MROs) Provide expert advice and leadership regarding the prevention and control of communicable disease to the local community and clinicians, and other regional/local stakeholders within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility Provide expert advice and leadership regarding the prevention and control of communicable disease to HSP, the local community and clinicians, and other regional/local stakeholders within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility
1.2 Policy development Contribute to development of national policy, strategies and public health guidelines regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections.
Lead the development of statewide legislation, regulatory frameworks, policy, strategies and public health guidelines regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections
Contribute to the development of national and statewide legislation, regulatory frameworks, policy, strategies and public health guidelines regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases, immunisation programs and healthcare associated infections Contribute to the development of national and statewide legislation, regulatory frameworks policy, strategies and public health guidelines regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases, immunisation programs and healthcare associated infections Contribute to the development of statewide legislation, regulatory frameworks policy, strategies and public health guidelines regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases, immunisation programs and healthcare associated infections Contribute to the development of statewide legislation, regulatory frameworks, policy, strategies and public health guidelines regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases, immunisation programs and healthcare associated infections Contribute to the development of statewide legislation, regulatory frameworks, policy, strategies and public health guidelines regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases, immunisation programs and healthcare associated infections
1.3 Policy monitoring and evaluation Monitor and evaluate statewide policy and programs aimed at prevention and control of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections Develop, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of, HSP-level policies, procedures, and protocols for the management of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections Develop, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of, HSP-level policies, procedures, protocols and for the management of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections Develop, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of, HSP-level policies, procedures, and protocols for the management of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections Develop, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of, HSP-level policies, procedures, and protocols for the management of communicable diseases notifiable conditions and healthcare-associated infections Develop, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of, HSP-level policies, procedures, and protocols for the management of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections
1.4 Research to inform policy development and evaluation Conduct, commission, support and disseminate applied research and evaluation regarding communicable diseases, immunisation and healthcare-associated infections, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders Conduct, commission, support and disseminate applied research and evaluation regarding communicable diseases, immunisation and healthcare-associated infections, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders Conduct, commission, support and disseminate applied research and evaluation regarding communicable diseases, immunisation and healthcare-associated infections, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders Conduct, commission, support and disseminate applied research and evaluation regarding communicable diseases, immunisation and healthcare-associated infections, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders Conduct, commission, support and disseminate applied research and evaluation regarding communicable diseases, immunisation and healthcare-associated infections, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders Conduct, commission, support and disseminate applied research and evaluation regarding communicable diseases, immunisation and healthcare-associated infections, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders
1.5 Stakeholder engagement Take action to improve health equity; advocate for, and facilitate, a partnership approach with HSP’s and state-wide community-based services to communicable disease prevention and control Within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility and in partnership with local priority populations, plan and implement interventions, aimed at primary prevention and reducing communicable disease transmission and improving health outcomes of those with a communicable disease Within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility and in partnership with local priority populations, plan and implement interventions, aimed at primary prevention and reducing communicable disease transmission and improving health outcomes of those with a communicable disease Take action to opportunities to improve health equity; advocate for, and facilitate, a partnership approach with others effective communicable disease prevention and control Take action to opportunities to improve health equity; advocate for, and facilitate, a partnership approach with others effective communicable disease prevention and control
Respond to opportunities to improve health equity; advocate for, and facilitate, a partnership approach with others effective communicable disease prevention and control
1.6 National and international responsibilities Represent Western Australia (WA) at Communicable Disease Network Australia (CDNA), and other national committees and working groups whose work relates to prevention and control of communicable diseases, healthcare-associated infections and MROs.
Contribute to international communicable disease prevention and control in collaboration with the Commonwealth Department of Health
Represent Western Australia (WA) at Communicable Disease Network Australia (CDNA), and other national committees and working groups where NMHS leads a state-wide program, e.g. TB and leprosy Represent Western Australia (WA) at Communicable Disease Network Australia (CDNA), and other national committees and working groups where WACHS leads a state-wide program, e.g. trachoma and rheumatic fever/heart disease

2. Capacity building and workforce development

CDCD NMHS WACHS SMHS EMHS CAHS
Build the capacity in the prevention and control of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections in state-wide health and community-based sectors through contemporary workforce development initiatives Strengthen prevention and control of communicable disease capacity and capability within the HSP and health and community-based sectors through facilitation of local forums and contemporary workforce development initiatives Strengthen prevention and control of communicable disease capacity and capability within the HSP and health and community-based sectors through facilitation of local forums and contemporary workforce development initiatives Strengthen the capacity around healthcare-associated infections and clinical aspects of communicable disease control through facilitation of local forums and contemporary workforce development initiatives Strengthen the capacity around healthcare-associated infections and clinical aspects of communicable disease control through facilitation of local forums and contemporary workforce development initiatives Strengthen the capacity around healthcare-associated infections and clinical aspects of communicable disease control through facilitation of local forums and contemporary workforce development initiatives
Provide timely information, advice and education to assist Health Service Providers (HSPs) and service providers, non-government organisations, researchers and other government departments to implement state and national strategies, policies, guidelines,  procedures, protocols and legislative/regulatory frameworks aimed at communicable diseases, immunisation and healthcare-associated infections using agreed protocols Provide timely information, advice and education to assist service providers within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility to implement state and national strategies, policies, guidelines, procedures, protocols and legislative/regulatory frameworks for the public health management of notifiable communicable diseases and conditions of public health importance Strengthen prevention and control of communicable disease capacity and capability within the HSP and health and community-based sectors through facilitation of local forums and contemporary workforce development initiatives
Provide timely information, advice and education to assist service providers within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility to implement state and national strategies, policies, guidelines, procedures, protocols and legislative/regulatory frameworks for the public health management of notifiable communicable diseases and conditions of public health importance
Provide timely information, advice and education to assist service providers within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility to implement state and national strategies, policies, guidelines, procedures, protocols and legislative/regulatory frameworks for the public health management of notifiable communicable diseases and conditions of public health importance
Ensure accessible and current content relating to prevention and control of communicable diseases, immunisation and healthcare-associated infections on the Healthy WA, other WA Health websites and in WA Health printed resources

3. Contracting services

CDCD NMHS WACHS SMHA EMHS CAHS
3.1 Community Services Procure and contract manage state-wide community-based services for affected communities and priority populations vulnerable to notifiable communicable diseases
3.2 Vaccines Procure and distribute Commonwealth and WA state government-funded vaccines to immunisation providers in the metropolitan area and to agreed WA Country Health Service (WACHS) sites in regional areas.
Procure and contract-manage local government immunisation service providers to deliver school-based immunisations in the metropolitan area
3.3 Public Health Laboratory Services Manage the PathWest funding agreement for provision of statewide public health laboratory services for the prevention and control of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections

4. Programs

CDCD NMHS WACHS SMHS EMHS CAHS
4.1 Immunisation program implementation Develop, coordinate, promote, monitor and evaluate the implementation of a WA Vaccination Schedule and WA Immunisation Strategy consistent with the National Immunisation Program and the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
Ensure currency of the WA Vaccine Administration Code and monitor compliance.
Develop and disseminate information and consent resources required to support implementation of the WA Vaccination schedule.
Develop and implement statewide health promotion campaigns to promote uptake of the WA vaccination schedule.
Implement the WA vaccination schedule in accordance with state immunisation policies, procedures, protocols and legislative/regulatory frameworks
Identify potential subsets of the population that would benefit from additional resources to improve immunisation coverage
Increase access to the WA Vaccination Schedule by providing opportunistic vaccinations
Provide expert advice and support for the management of adult AEFI events via the SCGH outpatient immunology clinic.
Implement the WA vaccination schedule in accordance with state immunisation policies, procedures, protocols and legislative/regulatory frameworks
Identify potential subsets of the population that would benefit from additional resources to improve immunisation coverage
Increase access to the WA Vaccination Schedule by providing opportunistic vaccinations.
Implement the adolescent components of the WA Vaccination Schedule in schools within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility, including timely entry of data into the School-Based Immunisation Program Database.
Increase access to the WA Vaccination Schedule by providing opportunistic vaccinations. Increase access to the WA Vaccination Schedule by providing opportunistic vaccinations. Implement the WA vaccination schedule in accordance with state immunisation policies, procedures, protocols and legislative/regulatory frameworks.
Identify potential subsets of the population that would benefit from additional resources to improve immunisation coverage
Increase access to the WA Vaccination Schedule by providing immunisation services at hospitals and outpatient clinics.
Implement the adolescent components of the WA Vaccination Schedule in metropolitan schools not serviced by local government authorities, including timely entry of data into the School-Based Immunisation Program Database.
Provide clinical support and management of the WAVSS system, including review of AEFI, expert clinical case review, management and referral (where appropriate), and liaison with CDCD.
Provide immunisations to children requiring specialist medical attention.
4.2 Immunisation advice and education Provide expert advice to HSPs for significant cold chain breaches and complex immunisation issues, coordinate and update the WA immunisation course. Be the first point of contact for consumers and local health providers seeking advice.
Provide expert advice to service providers for cold chain breaches, provide education sessions and expert advice to local service providers and communities within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility.
Support implementation of childhood components of the WA Vaccination Schedule providing education sessions and expert advice to key stakeholders.
Be the first point of contact for consumers and local health providers seeking advice.
Provide expert advice to service providers for cold chain breaches, analyse and disseminate local ACIR data and provide education sessions and expert advice to local service providers and communities within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility.
Support implementation of childhood components of the WA Vaccination Schedule including providing education sessions and expert advice to key stakeholders.
Be the first point of contact for consumers and local health providers seeking advice.
Provide expertise to schools with regard to school entry immunisation records.
4.3 Immunisation data management and reporting Analyse and disseminate statewide Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) and other immunisation data. Analyse and disseminate ACIR and other immunisation data within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility. Analyse and disseminate ACIR and other immunisation data within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility.
Report data to state and/or national disease notification systems and registers, e.g. school-based vaccination database, WAVSS
Analyse and disseminate ACIR and other immunisation data within the HSPs’ area of responsibility
Report data to state and/or national disease notification systems and registers, e.g. school-based vaccination database, WAVSS
4.4 Vaccine distribution Manage vaccine distribution from WA Country Health Service (WACHS) sites to agreed Regional Distribution Centres to regional immunisation providers.
4.5 Immunisations outside the WA Vaccination Schedule Undertake certification of Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres. Authorise and recommend the public health use of non- schedule vaccinations and immunoglobulin to service providers as per CDNA Series of National Guidelines (SoNGs) and the Australian Immunisation Handbook. Authorise and recommend the public health use of non- schedule vaccinations and immunoglobulin to service providers as per CDNA SoNGs and Australian Immunisation Handbook.
4.6 HCW influenza vaccination in WA Health and HSPs Lead the state-wide HCW influenza immunization program, maintain the database and coordinate vaccine ordering and distribution processes.
Provide reports as per an agreed reporting framework.
Implement and document vaccination of health care workers employed by, or contracted to, WA Health workplaces in accordance with state immunisation policies, procedures, protocols and legislative/regulatory frameworks. Implement and document vaccination of health care workers employed by, or contracted to, WA Health workplaces in accordance with state immunisation policies, procedures, protocols and legislative/regulatory frameworks. Implement and document vaccination of health care workers employed by, or contracted to, WA Health workplaces in accordance with state immunisation policies, procedures, protocols and legislative/regulatory frameworks. Implement and document vaccination of health care workers employed by, or contracted to, WA Health workplaces in accordance with state immunisation policies, procedures, protocols and legislative/regulatory frameworks. Implement and document vaccination of health care workers employed by, or contracted to, WA Health workplaces in accordance with state immunisation policies, procedures, protocols and legislative/regulatory frameworks.
4.7 Biosecurity On behalf of the Australian Government, implement the Federal Biosecurity Act 2015 and contribute to the development of policies, procedures, protocols and legislative/regulatory frameworks for the public health management of Listed Human Diseases.
Liaise with the Australian Government to facilitate access to Biosecurity training for Human Biosecurity Officers.
In accordance with legislation, and where agreed with the HSP CEO, provide staff to undertake the role of Human Biosecurity Officers. In accordance with legislation, and where agreed with the HSP CEO, provide staff to undertake the role of Human Biosecurity Officers. In accordance with legislation, and where agreed with the HSP CEO, provide staff to undertake the role of Human Biosecurity Officers. In accordance with legislation, and where agreed with the HSP CEO, provide staff to undertake the role of Human Biosecurity Officers. In accordance with legislation, and where agreed with the HSP CEO, provide staff to undertake the role of Human Biosecurity Officers.
4.8 Community acquired MRSA Coordinate the public health response to infections of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) acquired in the community
4.9 Needle and syringe Program Coordinate and manage programs to enable access to sterile injecting equipment for people who inject drugs and fund the supply of needles and syringes distributed through approved sites. Provide sterile needles and syringes to people who inject drugs through HSP based vending machines, in accordance with the relevant Operational Directive Provide sterile needles and syringes to people who inject drugs through HSP based needle and syringe programs which may include vending machines, in accordance with the relevant Operational Directives. Provide sterile needles and syringes to people who inject drugs through HSP based vending machines, in accordance with the relevant Operational Directive. Provide sterile needles and syringes to people who inject drugs through HSP based vending machines, in accordance with the relevant Operational Directive.
4.10 Case management Ensure that primary health care providers have access to information about the clinical and public health management of patients newly notified with infectious diseases of public health significance, such as HIV, TB, leprosy, hepatitis B & C, measles, and infectious syphilis. Facilitate timely access to treatment for patients newly notified with infectious diseases of public health significance, such as HIV, TB, leprosy, hepatitis B & C, measles, and infectious syphilis. Facilitate timely access to treatment for patients newly notified with infectious diseases of public health significance, such as HIV, TB, leprosy, hepatitis B & C, measles, and infectious syphilis.
4.11 HIV ‘Case Management’ Provide ‘Case Management’ services for HIV positive individuals in the metropolitan area whose behaviour puts others at risk of infection with HIV, and advice and support for regional HSPs on HIV case management.
Provide workforce development to WA service providers who assist with the management of HIV positive individuals whose behaviour puts others at risk.
Refer HIV positive individuals whose behaviour puts others at risk of infection to the CDCD’s Case Management Program and support case management of HIV positive individuals whose behaviour puts others at risk. Refer HIV positive individuals whose behaviour puts others at risk of infection to the CDCD’s Case Management Program and support case management of HIV positive individuals whose behaviour puts others at risk.
Coordinate and provide staff for a shared care case management model with state-wide specialists’ services. This will include allocating a local case worker for high risk / complex cases where an individual’s behaviour puts others at risk of infection in accordance with relevant Disease and Case Management Program Polices and Guidelines.
Refer HIV positive individuals whose behaviour puts others at risk of infection to the CDCD’s Case Management Program and support case management of HIV positive individuals whose behaviour puts others at risk. Refer HIV positive individuals whose behaviour puts others at risk of infection to the CDCD’s Case Management Program and support case management of HIV positive individuals whose behaviour puts others at risk. Refer HIV positive individuals whose behaviour puts others at risk of infection to the CDCD’s Case Management Program and support case management of HIV positive individuals whose behaviour puts others at risk.
4.12 Healthcare associated infections Develop, and support the implementation, of state-wide healthcare associated infection surveillance and provide timely reports for HSPs to enable required actions to be undertaken plus meet state and national reporting as required. Implement and comply with state infection prevention and control policies, including the notification of nosocomial outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Conduct healthcare associated infection surveillance and reports in accordance with state and national requirements.
Implement and comply with state infection prevention and control policies, including the notification of nosocomial outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Conduct healthcare associated infection surveillance and reports in accordance with state and national requirements.
Implement and comply with state infection prevention and control policies, including the notification of nosocomial outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Conduct healthcare associated infection surveillance and reports in accordance with state and national requirements.
Implement and comply with state infection prevention and control policies, including the notification of nosocomial outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Conduct healthcare associated infection surveillance and reports in accordance with state and national requirements.
Implement and comply with state infection prevention and control policies, including the notification of nosocomial outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Conduct healthcare associated infection surveillance and reports in accordance with state and national requirements.
4.13 CDCD on-call Provide a statewide after-hours con-call medical service for communicable disease and human biosecurity issues
4.14 Disease Control Implement appropriate public health action in accordance with CDNA Series of National Guidelines (SoNGs), the Australian Immunisation Handbook and Public Health Policy framework. Implement appropriate public health action in accordance with CDNA SoNGs, the Australian Immunisation Handbook and Public Health Policy framework.
CDCD NMHS WACHS SMHS EMHS CAHS
1.1 Advice and leadership Provide expert advice and leadership regarding issues of statewide importance relating to the prevention and control of communicable diseases, healthcare-associated infections and multi-resistant organisms (MROs) Provide expert advice and leadership regarding the prevention and control of communicable disease to the local community and clinicians, and other regional/local stakeholders within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility Provide expert advice and leadership regarding the prevention and control of communicable disease to HSP, the local community and clinicians, and other regional/local stakeholders within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility
1.2 Policy development Contribute to development of national policy, strategies and public health guidelines regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections
Lead the development of statewide legislation, regulatory frameworks, policy, strategies and public health guidelines regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections
Contribute to the development of national and statewide legislation, regulatory frameworks, policy, strategies and public health guidelines regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases, immunisation programs and healthcare associated infections Contribute to the development of national and statewide legislation, regulatory frameworks policy, strategies and public health guidelines regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases, immunisation programs and healthcare associated infections Contribute to the development of statewide legislation, regulatory frameworks policy, strategies and public health guidelines regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases, immunisation programs and healthcare associated infections Contribute to the development of statewide legislation, regulatory frameworks, policy, strategies and public health guidelines regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases, immunisation programs and healthcare associated infections Contribute to the development of statewide legislation, regulatory frameworks, policy, strategies and public health guidelines regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases, immunisation programs and healthcare associated infections
1.3 Policy monitoring and evaluation Monitor and evaluate statewide policy and programs aimed at prevention and control of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections Develop, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of, HSP-level policies, procedures, and protocols for the management of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections Develop, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of, HSP-level policies, procedures, protocols and for the management of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections Develop, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of, HSP-level policies, procedures, and protocols for the management of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections Develop, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of, HSP-level policies, procedures, and protocols for the management of communicable diseases notifiable conditions and healthcare-associated infections Develop, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of, HSP-level policies, procedures, and protocols for the management of communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections

5. Outbreak management

CDCD NMHS WACHS SMHS EMHS CAHS
5.1 Surveillance Identify clusters/outbreaks of notifiable disease, non-notifiable communicable diseases of public health importance and healthcare associated infections affecting both metropolitan and WACHS regions Identify clusters/outbreaks of notifiable disease, non-notifiable communicable diseases of public health importance and healthcare associated infections within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility. Identify clusters/outbreaks of notifiable disease, non-notifiable communicable diseases of public health importance and healthcare associated infections within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility. Identify clusters/outbreaks of notifiable disease, non-notifiable communicable diseases of public health importance and healthcare associated infections within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility. Identify clusters/outbreaks of notifiable disease, non-notifiable communicable diseases of public health importance and healthcare associated infections within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility. Identify clusters/outbreaks of notifiable disease, non-notifiable communicable diseases of public health importance and healthcare associated infections within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility.
5.2 Response Coordinate the public health response clusters/outbreaks of notifiable disease, non-notifiable communicable diseases of public health importance and healthcare associated infections affecting both metropolitan and WACHS regions. Coordinate the public health and Health Service Provider responses to clusters/outbreaks of notifiable disease, non-notifiable communicable diseases of public health importance and healthcare associated infections within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility and in accordance with relevant Operational Directives/guidelines and the CDCD and HSP agreed key performance indicators (KPI) relating to timeliness of public health follow-up. Coordinate the public health and Health Service Provider responses to clusters/outbreaks of notifiable disease, non-notifiable communicable diseases of public health importance and healthcare associated infections within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility and in accordance with relevant Operational Directives/guidelines and the CDCD and HSP agreed key performance indicators (KPI) relating to timeliness of public health follow-up. Coordinate the public health and Health Service Provider responses to clusters/outbreaks of notifiable disease, non-notifiable communicable diseases of public health importance and healthcare associated infections within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility and in accordance with relevant Operational Directives/guidelines and the CDCD and HSP agreed key performance indicators (KPI) relating to timeliness of public health follow-up. Coordinate the public health and Health Service Provider responses to clusters/outbreaks of notifiable disease, non-notifiable communicable diseases of public health importance and healthcare associated infections within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility and in accordance with relevant Operational Directives/guidelines and the CDCD and HSP agreed key performance indicators (KPI) relating to timeliness of public health follow-up. Coordinate the public health and Health Service Provider responses to clusters/outbreaks of notifiable disease, non-notifiable communicable diseases of public health importance and healthcare associated infections within the HSPs’ geographical area of responsibility and in accordance with relevant Operational Directives/guidelines and the CDCD and HSP agreed key performance indicators (KPI) relating to timeliness of public health follow-up.
5.3 Reporting Report in a timely manner the progress of disease outbreak management to CDNA and other relevant national bodies.
Where an outbreak is to be reported to a wider audience by CDCD, CDCD will collaborate with the HSPs and other relevant stakeholders involved to ensure all relevant aspects of the outbreak are captured and recognition of involvement is appropriately attributed by authorship.
Report in a timely manner the progress of disease outbreak management to CDCD and, if appropriate, to other Public Health Units / Teams.
Where an outbreak is to be reported to a wider audience by the HSP, the HSP will collaborate with CDCD, and other relevant HSPs and stakeholders involved to ensure all relevant aspects of the outbreak are captured and recognition of involvement is appropriately attributed by authorship.
Report in a timely manner the progress of disease outbreak management to CDCD and, if appropriate, to other Public Health Units / Teams
Where an outbreak is to be reported to a wider audience by the HSP, the HSP will collaborate with CDCD, and other relevant HSPs and stakeholders involved to ensure all relevant aspects of the outbreak are captured and recognition of involvement is appropriately attributed by authorship.
Report in a timely manner the progress of disease outbreak management to CDCD and, if appropriate, to other Public Health Units / Teams.
Where an outbreak is to be reported to a wider audience by the HSP, the HSP will collaborate with CDCD, and other relevant HSPs and stakeholders involved to ensure all relevant aspects of the outbreak are captured and recognition of involvement is appropriately attributed by authorship.
Report in a timely manner the progress of disease outbreak management to CDCD and, if appropriate, to other Public Health Units / Teams.
Where an outbreak is to be reported to a wider audience by the HSP, the HSP will collaborate with CDCD, and other relevant HSPs and stakeholders involved to ensure all relevant aspects of the outbreak are captured and recognition of involvement is appropriately attributed by authorship.
Report in a timely manner the progress of disease outbreak management to CDCD and, if appropriate, to other Public Health Units / Teams.
Where an outbreak is to be reported to a wider audience by the HSP, the HSP will collaborate with CDCD, and other relevant HSPs and stakeholders involved to ensure all relevant aspects of the outbreak are captured and recognition of involvement is appropriately attributed by authorship.
5.4 Surge capacity Provide and coordinate surge capacity staff, during office hours and after-hours, as required to implement an appropriate and timely public health response to a significant communicable disease outbreak or issue affecting >1 HSP’s geographical area Provide and coordinate surge capacity staff, during office hours and after-hours, as required to implement an appropriate and timely public health response to a significant communicable disease outbreak or issue within their HSP. Provide and coordinate surge capacity staff, during office hours and after-hours, as required to implement an appropriate and timely public health response to a significant communicable disease outbreak or issue within their HSP. Provide and coordinate surge capacity staff, during office hours and after-hours, as required to implement an appropriate and timely public health response to a significant communicable disease outbreak or issue within their HSP. Provide and coordinate surge capacity staff, during office hours and after-hours, as required to implement an appropriate and timely public health response to a significant communicable disease outbreak or issue within their HSP. Provide and coordinate surge capacity staff, during office hours and after-hours, as required to implement an appropriate and timely public health response to a significant communicable disease outbreak or issue within their HSP.

6. Monitoring and survellance

CDCD NMHS WACHS SMHS EMHS CAHS
6.1 Database management/td> Develop and maintain/manage the WA Notifiable Infectious Diseases Database (WANIDD) and other statewide surveillance systems for communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infections including Vaccine Wastage, Healthcare Worker) and provide reports as per the CDCD and HSP agreed reporting framework.
Be the data custodian for data stored in WANIDD and other databases housed at CDCD.
6.2 Data management Enter data into specific statewide WA disease notification systems and registers (such as, the WANIDD, HIV/AIDS notification database, antenatal influenza and pertussis vaccination database).
Create the record in WANNIDD for metropolitan disease notifications for which there is no pre-existing laboratory notification before the doctor’s notification form is received.
Provide advice on case definition criteria for complex cases of infectious diseases that are notifiable.
Enter and update data in a timely fashion to state disease notification systems and registers, e.g. WANIDD, school-based vaccination database, WAVSS, vaccine wastage database.
Confirm that notifiable infectious disease notifications case meet the case definition.
Enter and update data in a timely fashion to state disease notification systems and registers, e.g. WANIDD, school-based vaccination database, WAVSS, vaccine wastage database.
Confirm that notifiable infectious disease notifications case meet the case definition.
6.3 Analysis and reporting Analyse and report on statewide data on infectious disease notifications, immunisation coverage, adverse events following immunisation and other communicable disease surveillance systems, and disseminate reports to HSPs as per an agreed CDCD and HSP reporting framework.
Respond to requests for statewide data from WANIDD and other WA communicable disease surveillance systems within CDCDs responsibility.
Report statewide data to national disease notification systems and registers.
Liaise with organisations responsible for national disease notification systems and registers to advocate for improved access to, and public health utility of, this data.
Analyse and report on HSP and regional level data from WANIDD and other communicable disease surveillance systems, and disseminate reports to relevant stakeholders at least annually.
Respond to requests for HSP-level data from WANIDD and other communicable disease surveillance systems.
Analyse and report on HSP and regional level data from WANIDD and other communicable disease surveillance systems, and disseminate reports to relevant stakeholders at least annually
Respond to requests for HSP-level data from WANIDD and other communicable disease surveillance systems.
6.4 Statewide surveillance Monitor statewide trends in communicable disease epidemiology and related behavioural risk factors to inform statewide communicable disease prevention and control.
Establish mechanisms to measure and report on chronic hepatitis B & C and HIV national treatment targets.
Facilitate CDCD access to data on chronic hepatitis B & C and HIV national treatment targets. Facilitate CDCD access to data on chronic hepatitis B & C and HIV national treatment targets. Facilitate CDCD access to data on chronic hepatitis B & C and HIV national treatment targets.
Undertake statewide surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoea isolates for antimicrobial susceptibility.
Facilitate CDCD access to data on chronic hepatitis B & C and HIV national treatment targets. Facilitate CDCD access to data on chronic hepatitis B & C and HIV national treatment targets.