Posts Tagged ‘Swine Flu’

The swine flu conspiracy theory, according to Jerry Nelson

Good news and bad news this week. On the plus side, the luscious Gabrielle, posh totty anaesthetist, has duly been appointed medical director of Middle Bit...

Swine flu jump puts pressure on intensive care

The NHS has been told to brace itself for action after a steep rise in swine flu infections. The number of new cases reported in England over the past wee...

Swine flu mass vaccination programme begins

A mass swine flu immunisation programme began today, with England's chief medical officer urging all priority groups to take up the offer of vaccination. ...

Swine flu fears growing as NHS staff shun vaccine

The Department of Health has ordered NHS bosses across England to ensure that frontline staff get immunised against swine flu amid growing signs that many ...

Doctor and nurse regulators divided over swine flu

One of the many worries about a swine flu pandemic is the effect it would have on the case mix inside hospitals. If we were overrun with seriously ill chil...

Flexibility is key to managing swine flu pandemic

The Department of Health has issued a detailed national framework for responding to an influenza pandemic. The document sets out plans for a na...

Critical care planning for swine flu is weak say Tories

Critical care is the weak link in the government's swine flu emergency plans, the Conservatives have said. Freedom of Information replies from 80% of hosp...

One in two GPs will refuse swine flu vaccination

Nearly half of GPs have decided to not be vaccinated against swine flu once a jab becomes available in the autumn. A snapshot survey of GPs conducted by...

Swine flu hotline staff given access to records

Confidential NHS staff records and disciplinary complaints could be accessed by hundreds of workers manning the government's swine flu hotline. They wer...

Swine flu pandemic: it’s more than a game

Sir Liam Donaldson's job is safe. Our Chief Medical Officer has nothing to fear from me taking over the UK's  management of the swine flu pandemic. I had ...

Are retired doctors the best solution in a crisis?

It is amazing what can come out of the woodwork when the NHS is planning to avoid a crisis. I noted that several NHS trusts are building into their c...