Cases are still expected to rise in the winter, England's chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, explained in a video interview for Healthcare Republic.
Latest figures from the DoH show that GP consultations for influenza-like illness now stand at 21.1 per 100,000, compared with 30.9 per 100,000 last week. This means rates are now below seasonal flu baseline activity levels in winter.
At a media briefing, Ian Dalton, England's director for flu resilience, said that no agreement had yet been reached regarding payment for a vaccination campaign, but that discussions were ongoing between the BMA and the DoH.
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