02 September 2012

Hantavirus Alert Letter from CMO

Clinicians are asked to consider the diagnosis of HPS in all persons presenting with clinically compatible illnesses if they have visited Yosemite National Park between June and  24 August, and to notify their local Health Protection Unit of any persons in whom a diagnosis of HPS is being considered.
Please see further details in the attached letter, which will be sent out to GPs and PCOs later today, and it will also be published on the DH website.
Note that it has also been reported on the Nathnac and BBC websites:

http://www.nathnac.org/travel/news/hanta_usa_280812.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19459246

PCT Owned Premises - Open Meeting

The LMCs will be hosting a further meeting for practices located in PCT owned premises to discuss the current situation in terms of lease/service charge arrangements.

See here for further details