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Originator: CMO Messaging

From: CMO Messaging

Issue date: 18-May-2020 15:08:04

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Action category: Important information for immediate action

Title: Influenza season 2019/20: ending the prescribing and supply 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.



Additional information: NHS England Regional Offices: please cascade this alert to Community Pharmacy and to any GP Practices not yet registered with CAS.
Recipients at Primary Care Networks: please ensure this alert is shared with pharmacists within your PCN.


Alert reference: CEM/CMO/2020/024

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