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GPs told to say 'no' to care home antiviral requests until LES is agreed


What this article fails to address is the lack of evidence to support significant benefits in the use of oseltamivir in the over 65 age group. A recent Lancet paper PHE refers to elsewhere as contradicting Cohrane does not provide the supporting evidence for over 65s, which is the relevant demographic for care homes! If we GPs continue to accept work outside of contractual obligations, we are reinforcing the very issue that has led to GP workload becoming unmanageable overall.

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11 Feb 2015

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