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a woman sneezing imageMay 15 2018

Community pharmacists have been asked to no longer supply flu antivirals against an FP10. GPs should also discontinue issuing prescriptions for antivirals for flu, the Chief Medical Officer has announced.

A Central Alerting System notice issued on May 9 says GPs and other prescribers working in primary care should no longer prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza on an FP10 prescription form.

The notice has been issued “in accordance with NICE guidance and Schedule 2 to the National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Prescription of drugs etc) Regulations 2004), commonly known as the Grey List or Selected List Scheme (SLS),” says the CAS.

The advice will stay in place in primary care until flu levels pick up again in the 2018-19 flu season. However, the CAS says clinical commissioning groups should have arrangements in place should there be an outbreak in the community which could affect care homes in the meantime.

The restriction does not apply to secondary care.

Link:
CAS - CEM/CMO/2018/003. ‘Influenza Season 2017/18: Use of Antiviral Medicines’             

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