The government has announced the sectors where workers may qualify for an exemption to self-isolation rules if they are pinged by the NHS Covid-19 app.
A collaboration between OpenSAFELY and EMIS has provided access to the GP records of 96% of the English population for long Covid research.
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The North West London Mental Health Collaborative is offering a new digital mental health service to those aged 11-25 across all North West London boroughs.
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A review of the UK’s response to the swine flu oubreak has urged the Department of Health to commission an independent evaluation of the “highly innovative” National Pandemic Flu Service. The review, chaired by former chief medical officer for Wales Dame Deidre Hine, concluded that the government’s response to the pandemic had been “proportionate and effective” – but […]
The National Pandemic Flu Service is to close in a fortnight, the Department of Health has announced. The DH has decided that both the web and telephone service will be discontinued simultaneously at 1am on Thursday, 11 February. Ian Dalton, national director of NHS Flu Resilience, wrote to primary care trust and hospital chief executives […]
NHS Direct is to miss some of its key performance targets for the last three months of the year, after facing increased call volumes due to swine flu as well as staff shortages. The national health helpline told EHI Primary Care that it had faced “major service challenges” since the start of the financial year […]
The full version of the National Pandemic Flu Service may not be available in October as originally planned, despite the chief medical officer predicting that a second wave of swine flu is on its way. Health minister Gillian Merron told the House of Commons in July that the enhanced web and telephone-based NPFS would be available […]
No changes will be made to the Quality and Outcomes Framework next year and some indicators will be dropped in 2011-12 under a deal agreed by the British Medical Association and NHS Employers on the swine flu vaccination programme. The UK-wide agreement means GP practices will be paid £10.50 for every patient given the swine flu […]
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and the Business Services Organisation in Northern Ireland is preparing to roll-out a nationwide flu surveillance solution from Apollo Medical Systems. The data extraction query solution, which is in its final stages of development, will be piloted in 12 GP practices before it is rolled out […]