Category list : DH pandemic influenza guidance
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Free flu jabs are to be extended to all care home staff in England, as part of package of new “contingency actions” designed to help frontline services cope with pressures this winter.
A new generation of more effective flu vaccines is “urgently needed” to prevent widespread illness and death, it has been claimed.
Current triage methods for suspected pandemic influenza do not reliably identify patients with good and poor outcomes, warn Sheffield researchers in the Emergency Medicine Journal online.
Managing influenza-like illness in nursing and residential homes during the current influenza pandemicSubscription
The latest guidance from the Department of Health and Health Protection Agency, covering management of influenza-like illness in nursing and residential homes
Preparations for dealing with a surge of patients and service users - and how services and patients are prioritised - need to be developed, agreed and in place amongst all caring agencies before a pandemic strikes. It is important that a common set of prioritisation criteria be used across the UK.
NHS emergency planning guidance 2005Subscription
The Guidance that follows has been developed with the need to ensure the ability to provide updates, develop new material and provide access to complementary material from other organisations and to share examples of the practice of and approaches to emergency planning from the NHS in England.
Pandemic influenza: guidance on meeting the needs of those who are or may become vulnerable during the pandemicSubscription
The purpose of this guidance is to emphasise the need for vulnerable groups to be taken account of in the pandemic flu plans drawn up by primary care organisations and their partners (NHS trusts, foundation trusts, local authorities and the third sector). The guidance is for England only.
The purpose of this document is to provide good practice guidance to National Health Service (NHS) organisations regarding command, control and co-ordination arrangements, required in planning, preparing and responding to emergencies. It is intended to provide a platform for allNHS organisations to undertake major incident and emergency planning, and is built on best practice and shared knowledge.