Pandemic flu: managing demand and capacity in health care organisations

July 2017

General Practitioners

Country of origin: UK

Guidance has been published on managing pandemic flu demand and capacity in health care organisations.

The aim of the guidance is to support NHS and social care organisations to build on their existing preparedness plans and enable clinicians to work within an ethical framework during a pandemic, when there may be a significant increase in demand for care.

This document is intended to provide staff with guidance on the following:

? operational issues around the increase in demand for services
? supporting clinicians with the decision making processes on triaging patients

To help in the face-to-face application of this guidance by those responding to patients with influenza symptoms, a package of clinical pathways and decision parameters will be available. These will include:

? swine flu community assessment tools for adults and children under 16
? swine flu hospital assessment tools with Inpatient pathways for adults and children under 16 years
? a GP authorisation voucher for the supply of oseltamavir liquid medication for under 1?s
? general supporting information

A PDF copy of the document is available to download and print out.

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