Cases of swine flu (H1N1) are on the increase and the government recently took the decision to
move from containment of the illness to treatment. GPs will now be diagnosing the condition
based on symptoms that patients experience rather than a laboratory test.
Increased cases of swine flu will put the NHS under increasing pressure, as is already the case in
some areas. However it is in the autumn and winter months when we anticipate a second and
possible third wave of the illness.
UNISON has developed guidance to highlight the key issues you
should be aware of.