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Swine flu training is increased

PUBLISHED: 17:44 02 September 2009 | UPDATED: 11:01 23 August 2010

HEALTH services are working with GPs and pharmacist to prepare for the surge in swine flu expected in autumn. NHS West Kent, the local Primary Care Trust (PCT), have run training sessions to keep GPs and pharmacists up to date with the latest development

HEALTH services are working with GPs and pharmacist to prepare for the surge in swine flu expected in autumn.

NHS West Kent, the local Primary Care Trust (PCT), have run training sessions to keep GPs and pharmacists up to date with the latest developments

The training sessions included a briefing on the current situation and information about the proposed vaccination programme. It concluded with a panel discussion, which allowed the medical professionals to ask questions about the current flu pandemic and how they can best handle the extra pressure on GP surgeries and pharmacies.

Sharon Jones, NHS West Kent's Sharon Jones, NHS West Kent's Director of Resilience Planning said: "GPs and pharmacists have been doing critical work during this pandemic to make sure that patients are cared for. We want to continue to support their efforts by providing information, support and training like this session to help this vital group of professionals help the public. They deserve all our thanks for their efforts.

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