The SFI annual health and welfare review is a fully funded vet visit which farmers can receive each year. With the help of volunteer farmers and vets, we started testing the review in September. In this post, I’d like to give you an update on what we’ve learned through testing. I’ll also share our plans for 2023.
Martin heads up policy development for multiple components of Defra's Animal Health and Welfare Pathway.
He leads the teams which focus on the Annual Health and Welfare Review; endemic disease control/eradication programmes; universal participation; better enforcement; and secretariat to the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England.
His team originated the approach on co-design for the Pathway with industry.
Farmers, vets, industry representatives, and colleagues in government are shaping the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway together. The first step of the pathway is the Annual Health and Welfare Review. In this post, we share how we used co-design to create the yearly vet visits.
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