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Notifiable Diseases: Information for Registered Medical Practitioners

Statutory notification by Registered Medical Practitioners of suspected notifiable diseases

If you are a Registered Medical Practitioner, you are required to immediately notify Public Health for all patients where you have a clinical suspicion of a notifiable disease.

Immediate notification is important as there is often a critical window of time in which effective public health control measures can be implemented.

Registered Medical Practitioners must submit the online notification form for all cases:

Report a notifiable disease

For diseases that require urgent notification, you must call the hospital switchboard on +44 (0) 1534 442000 who will notify the on-call Public Health Officer.

In the unlikely event that the form is unavailable, call the hospital switchboard to report a notifiable disease.

This reporting process does not replace clinical pathways or consultations with medical specialists regarding patient care or disease management.

After you make a notification

A risk assessment will be undertaken which may include:

  • details of significant contacts who might have been exposed
  • vaccination history 
  • epidemiologically linked cases 
  • factors that may make contacts more vulnerable 
  • potential source of infection/contamination 
  • wider public health context 
Advice will be provided on health protection control measures which may include: 

  • isolation and exclusion  
  • further laboratory testing 
  • post-exposure prophylaxis
  • immunisation

List of notifiable diseases

Notifications must only be submitted by Registered Medical Practitioners.

Do not use this form to report any disease not listed below.

List of notifiable diseases in accordance with Loi (1934) sur la Santé Publique:

Notifiable Diseases

Acute encephalitis

Acute infectious hepatitis (A B C and E)

Acute meningitis

Acute poliomyelitis







Enteric fever (typhoid or paratyphoid fever)

Food poisoning

Glandular fever

Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS)

Infectious bloody diarrhoea

Invasive group A streptococcal disease (iGAS)

Legionnaires disease




Meningococcal septicaemia

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)






Scarlet Fever

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) (Not including COVID-19)





Viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) (Inc Ebola) - Urgent

Whooping cough

Yellow fever

Should you require advice regarding the reporting process for any other disease of concern, please contact the appropriate department, for example Infection Prevention and Control (IPaC) or Environmental Health​.

Norovirus and other infectious diseases

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