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Scottish Pneumococcal Invasive Disease Enhanced Reporting (SPIDER)

To monitor the incidence of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD) and the impact pneumococcal vaccination (polysaccharide vaccine) for the elderly (over 65s) and those entering the childhood immunisation schedule, eligible for pneumococcal (conjugate) vaccination. Vaccine policy development and evaluation of the impact of policy implementation require baseline information on the epidemiology and strain distribution of pneumococcal disease.

This surveillance system holds patient identifiable information.

By patient identifiable information we mean details such as name, address or case record number. HPS seeks to limit to a minimum these details and many systems are anonymised, e.g. do not hold individual names and addresses.

Should you wish details of the patient identifiable information held in this system, please contact enquiries.

Further information on data confidentiality can be found on our Information Governance page or can be obtained by contacting the HPS Information Security and Data Protection Officer (Telephone 0141 300 1100).