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Latest figures confirm flu season has started

James Ledward December 18, 2014

Latest figures from Public Health England (PHE) indicate that flu is now circulating in the community and increases have been seen in both children and adults across a range of indicators, including GP consultations.

Following PHE advice, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has this week issued guidance to all GPs on the use of antiviral drugs for the management of people presenting with flu-like illness in England, who are at higher risk of developing complications. Although flu is starting to circulate, flu levels currently remain relatively low.

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