Improving Childhood Immunisation Rates In London
Faced with a large number of children who remained partially vaccinated for MMR, or were completely unvaccinated, Redbridge PCT in London turned to us for assistance.
Concern had been raised after a startling rise in measles cases.
To address the problem it was necessary to assess the number of children between the ages of 1 to 18 years who had not received full MMR protection.
We put together an intensive action plan to programme manage, design and deliver clinical audit and technology to improve the uptake of childhood immunisations.
This included the creation of an automated audit tool that sat within Public Health to support on-going management of unvaccinated children, with a web interface to allow real time tracking of improvements.
- An increase in both MMR1 and MMR 2 vaccines uptake was reported
- After six months the MMR immunisation rate for children aged 2 had increased by 9%
- After six months the MMR immunisation rate for children aged 5 had increased by 19%
As a result of the joint efforts of Oberoi Consulting and Redbridge PCT, disease incidence monitoring showed a decline in the outbreak of mumps and rubella and a flat line for measles.