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Update on use of antivirals for flu prevention and treatment published

The Chief Medical Officer and Chief Pharmaceutical Officer have written to the NHS to advise that antiviral medicines may now be used for the prevention or treatment of flu in … Read more → – Update on use of antivirals for flu prevention and treatment published

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 … Read more → – Communications strategy agreed for potential flu pandemic

Plans set out to prepare NHS for winter

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Plans have been set out to help people keep well this winter and help the NHS prepare for winter and meet the increase in winter-related health problems always seen at … Read more → – Plans set out to prepare NHS for winter

Health staff reminded to get flu jab

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Health staff are being reminded to get vaccinated against flu to cut the risk of it spreading to patients and colleagues this winter. Frontline healthcare workers are more likely to … Read more → – Health staff reminded to get flu jab

Health staff urged to get flu jab

Health staff are being urged to get vaccinated against flu to cut the risk of it spreading to patients and colleagues this winter. Frontline healthcare workers are more likely to … Read more → – Health staff urged to get flu jab

Update to Green Book Chapter 19 Influenza published

The update to Chapter 19 on Influenza includes: changes to the age at which at risk children should be offered flu vaccine if they have not received a dose previously guidance … Read more → – Update to Green Book Chapter 19 Influenza published

Updated guidance for the management of deaths resulting from a flu pandemic

This updated guidance document proposes changes to the procedures for death and cremation certification that could be used in a severe influenza pandemic. It would enable doctors to spend as … Read more → – Updated guidance for the management of deaths resulting from a flu pandemic