GPs need to prepare to collaborate in case of a flu epidemicBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b69 (Published 08 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b69
- Oona Mashta
GPs should prepare now for how they would manage working with neighbouring practices in the event of a flu pandemic, in which the average surgery would see about 190 extra patients with the illness each week, a new report says.
The joint guidance from the Royal College of General Practitioners and the BMA says that new ways of working for GPs would be introduced in a pandemic for which surgeries need to prepare now.
The report on what to do now and what to do when a pandemic strikes warns that pandemic flu would put the NHS under “unprecedented pressure.”
Three pandemics have …