Swine flu planning ‘unsatisfactory’, say GPs

Contingency planning for swine flu has been described as ‘‘entirely unsatisfactory’’ by the head of the country’s GPs.

26th September, 2009

Contingency planning for swine flu has been described as ‘‘entirely unsatisfactory’’ by the head of the country’s GPs.

Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) GP committee chairman Dr Ronan Boland said that the lack of engagement between GPs and the Health Service Executive (HSE) could create delays in a mass vaccination campaign.

The IMO wrote to the HSE last Friday urging officials to re-engage with GPs on plans to limit the...

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