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Useful contacts for TB in England

 

Name Contact details
APHA England TB Advice Team  

03000 200 301

[email protected]

TB Advisory Service (TBAS)  

01306 779410

[email protected]

www.tbas.org.uk

British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS)

Rural Payments Agency, Curwen Road, Workington, Cumbria CA14 2DD

0345 050 1234

[email protected]

[email protected]

 

Farmer Support Services

 

Farming Community Network (FCN)

03000 111 999

[email protected]

http://www.fcn.org.uk/

 

Farming Help

03000 111 999

http://www.farminghelp.co.uk/

 

Samaritans

116 123

[email protected]

https://www.samaritans.org/

 

APHA Customer Service Centres (CSC)

 

Location Contact details Main areas of work
Exeter

APHA Isca Building, Manley House, Kestrel Way Exeter, Devon, EX2 7LQ

Tel: 03000 200 301

Fax: 02080 260 187

  APHA’s main administration centre for bovine TB in England, including:

  • Reactor removal
  • Valuation and compensation
  • TB licensing
  • TB units
  • Pre- and post-movement testing
  • TB skin and gamma testing
  • TB in non-bovine species
Cardiff

APHA Government Buildings, 66 Ty Glas Road, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5ZB

03000 200 301

 

  • Overdue TB Tests
  • TB Tracings
  •  Registration for an additional CPH

 

  Stafford 03000 200 301 [email protected]  

  • TB Customer Advice Helpline

 

APHA’s Intelligence Unit

APHA’s Intelligence Unit identifies threats that undermine UK policies for safeguarding animal and plant health. This includes collecting, evaluating and analysing information sourced from APHA staff, members of the public, other government departments and non-governmental organisations. 

Information is used to produce threat assessments which highlight areas of non-compliance that put effective disease control and export trade at risk. In the context of bovine TB controls, APHA’s intelligence unit receives information about potential non-compliance including;

  • Illegal movement of animals on and off holdings subject to TB movement restrictions
  • Interference with the tuberculin skin test to manufacture TB reactors
  • Non-compliance relating to APHA approved TB units and markets
  • Alleged poor quality tuberculin skin testing by official veterinarians

Members of the public can contact APHA’s intelligence unit (anonymously if preferred) to report any information that relates to failure to comply with bovine TB controls. The information is evaluated and the non-compliance investigated and dealt with as appropriate by the relevant authorities.

Contact APHA’s intelligence Unit at [email protected]