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Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Eight patients diagnosed with swine flu in England

1st May 2009

The Royal College of Physicians has published draft guidance for NHS strategic planners and clinicians on dealing with a flu pandemic.

As it emerged that there were eight confirmed cases of swine flu in the UK – six in England and two in Scotland – the RCP was recommending high risk patients would be given a yellow card while lower risk issued a blue card to help identify which existing outpatients should be given priority and still seen even if the hospital needs to declare emergency measures to cope with and contain a pandemic.


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