Posts Tagged ‘Swine Flu’

Get your flu vaccination!

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

With reports of an increase in H1N1 cases emerging in Wales we are urging patients who are eligible for the winter flu vaccination to contact their GP practice.  The vaccine programme continues throughout the winter months for those people most at risk from the flu bug. By having the vaccination, patients aged over 65 and [...]

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Swine flu vaccine agreement reached for Wales

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Agreement for a swine flu vaccination programme to be rolled out by GPs across Wales, I am pleased to say, has been reached. General practice is an efficient and adaptable model that reaches into every community in Wales and is best placed to deliver the vaccination. GPs are used to delivering large scale vaccination programmes [...]

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Tamiflu isn’t a wonder drug

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

This piece of BMJ research certainly grabbed the attention of the media yesterday. Though at the moment, anything to do with flu seems to get picked up on and linked to swine flu in some way. As the research itself actually details “it is difficult to know the extent to which the findings can be [...]

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Wales is right to opt out of swine flu helpline – for now

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Looking at some of the media coverage over the weekend and the past week in fact, it only serves to reassure me that Wales is right so far, to opt out of the National Pandemic Flu Service, now operating in England. The Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Tony Jewell, attended a meeting of our [...]

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Employers need to keep us informed as swine flu spreads, to stop NHS Wales from grinding to a halt

Friday, July 24th, 2009

As swine flu continues to grip the UK, everyone is looking to the health of the public, which is of course only right. I think there is also though an urgent need to look at the implications for health staff and how services can be best managed to ensure they can cope with the demand. [...]

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Aiming for some perspective on swine flu

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

I thought it about time that I addressed the issue of swine flu here, having perhaps unintentionally avoided doing so, so far! It is understandable that people will be worried when they hear about the potential number of fatalities that may arise due to the pandemic. However, it should be remembered that these are worst [...]

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Health care professionals prove their worth as Swine Flu takes hold

Friday, May 1st, 2009

The current outbreak of Swine Flu in Mexico is now spreading to many other countries including the UK. This is a concern for everyone, including here in Wales. However, we have to put this in perspective and rest assured that all necessary contingency plans, procedures and responses are in place to meet any escalation of [...]

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