Swine flu: guidance for planners (22 October 2009) | National Resource for Infection Control (NRIC)

Swine flu: guidance for planners (22 October 2009)

The Department of Health and the Cabinet Office have today published new guidance to support pandemic planners based on the latest science and understanding of the swine flu virus.  The latest evidence indicates that the pandemic may peak at a lower rate than we originally thought, but does not suggest that their should be any change to our response in terms of ensuring the NHS and social care organisations are as prepared and resilient as possible for the winter months.   Ian Dalton, National Director for NHS Flu Resilience, and David Flory Director General, NHS Finance, Performance and Operations, have today written out to all NHS Chief Executives to explain this latest evidence, and to ensure that all organisations continue to plan for managing swine flu alongside the added pressures of winter.  Roy Taylor, National Director for Social Care Resilience, has also written to all Directors of Adult and Children's Social Services. Letter to NHS Chief Executives http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Lettersandcirculars/Dearcolleagueletters/DH_107412 Letter to Directors of Adult and Children's Social Services http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Lettersandcirculars/Dearcolleagueletters/DH_107430
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