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Originator: CMO Messaging

From: Professor Dame Sally C Davies - Chief Medical Officer - Department of Health

Issue date: 09-May-2018 15:41:37

This alert has been issued to:
  • NHS Regional Offices

  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Chief Executive
  • Special Health Authorities
  • NHS Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • CMO Urgent Messages - Non-NHS Recipients on Public Health Link
  • Territorial CMOs in Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales
  • CMO Urgent Messages - Recipients on Public Health Link
  • NHS Trusts (England) - Chief Executive

Action category: Class 1: Immediate

Title: Influenza Season 2017/18: Use of Antiviral Medicines

Broadcast content:

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.   

This is in accordance with NICE guidance and Schedule 2 to the National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Prescription of drugs etc) Regulations 2004), commonly known as the Grey List or Selected List Scheme (SLS).

Please see the attached alert for further information.

Additional information: NHS England Regional Offices - Please cascade to primary care.

Alert reference: CEM/CMO/2018/003

Cascade to:
  • #NURSES#
  • #HospitalPharmacy#

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