An important part of the survey is taking swabs, one per week from patients suspected of having the flu.
Swab packs with appropriate instructions are sent out to all participating GPs a couple of weeks prior to the commencement of the Winter Reporting Season (usually around Mid September)
If however your practice is also part of the Vaccine Effectiveness Study different swabbing rules apply. Please see Vaccine Effectiveness Study section…
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