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BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1610 (Published 24 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1610

Morbid obesity is a risk factor for flu: After considering the latest evidence the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has confirmed that morbidly obese people are at greater risk of complications and death from flu than healthy people and respond well to vaccination. The Department of Health for England is still developing its vaccination plans for next winter’s flu season.

CQC rates most GP surgeries as good: Of 95 general practices in England inspected in the latest round of inspections, the Care Quality Commission rated 82 as good and three as outstanding. The health watchdog rated seven as requiring improvement and three as inadequate. The three outstanding practices were Upper Eden Medical Practice, Cumbria; West Road Medical Centre, Newcastle West; and Dr GAM Burnett and Partners, Oxfordshire. …

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