Video: Swine flu cases increase steadily

The number of cases of swine flu in England has steadily increased over the past week with 18,000 confirmed cases this week.

A total of 290 people are in hospital because of the virus, with 47 in critical care. This is the highest number of patients in critical care for two months.

Speaking to Healthcare Republic at the briefing in London, the CMO for England Sir Liam Donaldson said that the expected delivery of the swine flu vaccines should happen in the next few weeks.

He added that the second wave was providing to be a 'slow burn' which was helping to buy time for the vaccination programme to get under way. 


GP Online recommends

Swine flu resource centre

Read more

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins


Already registered?

Sign in

Just published

Dr Zoe Norris

GPDF slashes costs and overhauls funding rules to 'restore trust' with GPs

The General Practice Defence Fund (GPDF) has cancelled contracts worth hundreds of...

Churchill Gardens

Scheme from Brazil helps address health inequalities in London practice

A scheme involving community health and wellbeing workers, which is based on a long-standing...

Talking General Practice logo

Podcast: How an initiative from Brazil could help general practice and improve outcomes

Dr Matt Harris and London GP Dr Connie Junghans Minton explain how an initiative...

Medical centre sign

One in three GP practices in Northern Ireland faced serious closure risk in past 18 months

One in three GP practices in Northern Ireland have faced a serious risk of closure...

BMA sign

BMA warns Treasury 'many practices' will close without emergency financial support

GP leaders have urged the Treasury to agree emergency funding to support general...


Practices can use £172m PCN cash to support staff pay rises, GP leaders say

Practices can use their share of Β£172m from the 2023/24 investment and impact fund...