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Wednesday 26th October 2016

PCTs warned over pandemic plans

18th June 2009

Primary care trusts have been ordered to “test to destruction” their readiness to deal with swine flu.

The Department of Health has cranked up its message amid concerns that some trusts may be complacent about their preparedness. Health secretary Andy Burnham and NHS chief executive David Nicholson have both stressed the need to be ready as the number of cases in the UK and elsewhere in the world continued to rise. Mr Nicholson warned a significant outbreak was likely this year and it was vital the NHS got its “act together”.


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