Communications strategy agreed for potential flu pandemic

The Department of Health is publishing a communications strategy to assist in planning its response to a potential flu pandemic. This is a companion document to the UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy, published in November, and the Health and Social … Read more → – Communications strategy agreed for potential flu pandemic

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Flu antivirals advice

The Chief Medical Officer and Chief Pharmaceutical Officer have written to the NHS to advise that antiviral medicines may now be used for patients presenting with flu-like symptoms. This action is being taken because surveillance data indicates the influenza virus … Read more → – Flu antivirals advice

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Everyone Counts: planning for patients 2013/14

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has published its planning guidance for 2013/14, pledging to drive a revolution for patients, offering the public more information about quality of care and giving them greater control of their health. Called Everyone Counts: … Read more → – Everyone Counts: planning for patients 2013/14

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NHS Commissioning Board consults on specialised services

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) published a new operating model for commissioning specialised services on 21 November which set out how the move from ten differing regional processes to a single national approach will improve services for patients. A … Read more → – NHS Commissioning Board consults on specialised services

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Flu vaccine update

A special edition of Vaccine Update, focusing specifically on Flu, has been published. Latest figures show that, as of 2 December, 69.6 percent of people aged 65, 45.7 percent of under 65s in clinical risk groups and 35.4 percent of … Read more → – Flu vaccine update

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