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Revealed: RCGP's damning dossier on swine flu chaos

On Tuesday, Pulse exclusively revealed that the Royal College of General Practitioners has submitted a damning dossier to a House of Lords investigation into how the Government has managed swine flu.

You can now read the RCGP submission in full.

Among the concerns highlighted:

• Poor communication, with vital information not cascaded down to PCTs or GPs, and ‘conflicting advice' being given, including amendments to the procedure for obtaining Tamiflu

• Out-of-hours providers swamped by an ‘unsustainable' workload and warnings that other serious medical conditions are being missed

• Anxiety among pregnant doctors over whether to continue working, with no clear advice from the Government

• Lack of clarity about isolation periods following infection, and confusion around how long health workers need to stay off work.

RCGP submission in full

RCGP submission in full

Read the RCGP's submission in full

You can read the RCGP's full submission here.

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