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Prescription of prophylactic Tamiflu to the residents of nursing homes

Date published: 02/02/2017

Kent LMC are aware that some practices in Kent and Medway have been approached by Public Health England to prescribe prophylactic Tamiflu to the residents of nursing homes. Of course it is up to individual clinicians to determine how they respond to such requests. We would however like you to bear in mind the attached letter from Dr Richard Vautrey to Professor Paul Cosford, Medical Director of Public Health dated 30th January 2017 regarding continued PHE requests for GPs to prescribe antivirals for the prophylaxis of influenza in care homes.