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Journal Focus: Reflections on Swine Flu

With efforts focussing once again on the influenza pandemic, I found this article from a GP team in rural Scotland interesting. Back in June 2009, our colleagues in Cowal & Bute discovered that they would soon be one of the early hotspots of the swine flu outbreak.

In their article “Major incidents in rural areas: managing a pandemic A/H1N1/2009 cluster” which features in Rural & Remote Health, Stark et al describe the nature of the response, and detail the challenges faced from a rural perspective.

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RCGP Pandemic Forum

The Royal College of General Practitioners is hosting a forum in Leeds on Thursday 18 March to discuss a wide range of issues relating to the recent threat of pandemic flu. The RCGP is keen to have input from all primary care professionals who were affected by the decisions made to counter it in order to learn from experiences and contribute to future pandemic planning.

The RCGP Pandemic Forum will provide a platform to candidly discuss all aspects of the 2009 swine flu pandemic. Within a structured environment, it will analyse the pandemic strategy and how it worked in theory and reality.

This is an ideal chance to contribute towards future planning and decision making, based on personal experiences of those involved and insights from colleagues across the spectrum of healthcare provision and policy (both from the UK and overseas).

The Forum will be of interest to anyone involved in primary care including GPs, PCT Medical Directors, PCT Managers, Practice Managers and Practice Nurses.  Full details can be found on this PDF or via the RCGP website:www.rcgp.org.uk/pandemicforum

To register your attendance, visit www.rcgp.org.uk/pandemicforum or download an application form. RCGP Members can attend for £99 / Non-RCGP Members: £149.

Please direct all enquiries to our Forum organiser, Terri Myers –tmyers@rcgp.org.uk / 020 7344 3065.

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