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FLU INFORMATION

FLU - please note flu season is currently active

Influenza Season 2019 /2020: Use of Antiviral Medicines

Prescribers can now prescribe antiviral medications and pharmacists may now supply antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and 
treatment of influenza at NHS expense.
 
December 2019 : Use Antiviral Medications to Treat Flu, letter from the CMO 
 
Useful Information
Seasonal Flu Guidance - Standard Operating Procedure
MEMO - Flu Circulating in the Community (information for Care Home)

This document is a summary of PHE guidance on the use of antiviral agents for the treatment and prophylaxis of seasonal 
Influenza. It includes dosing information in relation to renal function (adults and those aged 13 years and over). Please refer to the the full PHE guidance for further information.


Please refer to the gov.uk website for details of all PHE published guidance on the 2019 -20 Flu Season 


Access to Antivirals for Care Home Residents  via Patient Specific Direction 

[ie when prescribing via FP10 is not active] 

The attached information relates to the local antiviral access arrangements in place when treatment is to be commenced for a care home resident(s). The antivirals can only be supplied from the CCG designated pharmacies listed in this document.

Antivirals stock and supply via PSD

CCG Designated Stock Holders for Antivirals