The Department of Health has issued guidance on the prescribing of antivirals on the NHS in England. The most recent surveillance data indicates an increase in influenza cases in the community. GPs and other prescribers working in primary care may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza at NHS expense. Further details are available in the alert.
Seasonal influenza updates and latest news are available via the RPS seasonal influenza resource on our website.