Table 3

Systems in use to flag up infants’ eligibility for BCG vaccination stratified by main responsible for identification in 111 Primary Care Trusts with targeted infant vaccination

Systems used to flag up eligibilityIdentification primarily by midwives*Identification primarily by GP, HV or paediatrician*
Maternity records43 (84%)14 (37%)
Baby's hospital notes28 (55%)18 (47%)
Red Book25 (49%)22 (56%)
Birth notification records10 (20%)6 (16%)
Child health information system10 (20%)6 (16%)
  • *Twenty-two observations with missing data.

  • GP, general practitioner; HV, health visitor.