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GPs asked to prescribe antivirals to 'well' patients in care homes to prevent flu


1 - This is not a core service, so Don't do it as it is unfunded, and even if they offer funding see 3. 2 - There is no proof the Tamiflu even works with the current outbreak. 3 - Do no harm - there is potential harm from Tamiflu in well patients, as the side effects are unpleasant, sometimes can manifest as bad as the flu itself. 4 - There is no capacity in Primary care to offer this without harm to usual patients who may not get the care they need. 5 - Public health has doctors and nurses sitting in their ivory towers - free to go to care homes and do this work if they wish it to be done. 6 - Simple - Problem solved.

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11 Jan 2018

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