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Originator: CMO Messaging

From: Department of Health & Social Care

Issue date: 08-May-2019 09:27:05

Action by recipients:
  • NHS Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • CMO Urgent Messages - Recipients on Public Health Link
  • NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Chief Executive
  • NHS Trusts (England) - Chief Executive
  • NHS Regional Offices

Information to recipients:
  • Special Health Authorities
  • Other contacts
  • Territorial CMOs in Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales
  • CMO Urgent Messages - Non-NHS Recipients on Public Health Link
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups

Action category: Class 1: Immediate

Title: Influenza Season 2018/19: Use of Antiviral Medicines in Primary Care

Broadcast content:

The most recent surveillance data from Public Health England (PHE) indicates that circulation of influenza in the community has returned to baseline levels.

GPs and other prescribers working in primary care should no longer prescribe antiviral medicines, for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza on an FP10 prescription form. Community pharmacists should no longer supply antiviral medicines in primary care, on presentation of an FP10 prescription form.

Please see the attached alert for further information.

Additional information: NHS England Regional Offices: please cascade this alert to GPs and community pharmacists.

Alert reference: CEM/CMO/2019/001

Cascade to:
  • #GP#
  • #NURSES#
  • #HospitalPharmacy#

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