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New Swine Flu Service to go live today!

Note: The National Pandemic Flu Service has now closed but information is still available via www.direct.gov.uk

The National Flu Service for England is now online at http://www.pandemicflu.direct.gov.uk

Today on 23rd July 2009 a search on the new website’s ‘Anti-Viral Collection Point Information’ reveals that Hull is not listed. Whilst alarming at first, the Hull Daily Mail reassuringly reports that 8 chemists across Hull will distribute the Anti-Virals.

Lloyds in Beverley is listed as an East Yorkshire collection point.

NOTE that medicines can only be collected following prescription by the National Pandemic Flu Service.

For the latest news visit (each link will open in a new window):

The Department of Health

HHS Choices

Health Protection Agency

NHS Direct

There is criticism that the phone and online service  will give thousands of swine flu sufferers access to drugs without needing to consult a Doctor. But Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson has been quoted on the BBC as saying it was a price worth paying to help the NHS cope with its “biggest challenge in a generation”.

Other Information:

Swine Flu: Public Information Leaflet as a Scribd document.

Media Release from NHS Hull.

Hedon chemists sees Tamiflu demand rise: Hull Daily Mail.

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