WEBSITES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON PANDEMIC FLU
The Scottish Government web-site has a dedicated section for H1N1, which has a range of useful information for the general public and health professionals. The site contains background information on the pandemic as well as links to other relevant organisations, including Health Protection Scotland and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The site also contains information relating to H1N1 vaccination, Scottish data on H1N1 cases as well as UK H1N1 planning information.
The NHS24 website contains a range of patient information on H1N1, including; an FAQ section, information on vaccination, as well as information on causes, diagnosis, and treatment. The site also includes a range of links to additional information for the general public.
The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde H1N1 website has a variety of information for patients, carers/relatives and NHS staff. The site provides local information on how H1N1 is being managed within the health board area and includes a range of useful links to further information.
Health Protection Scotland has a section on its website dedicated to H1N1. The site has a range of data regarding the number of cases reported across Scotland, updated weekly. A range
of guidance for health care professionals, for different health care and non-clinical settings is accessible via this site. There are also a number of links to additional supporting information including Scottish training courses, other NHS H1N1 resources and select international information resources.
NHS Education for Scotland has produced a range of training and support materials relating to H1N1 aimed at health professionals. Specifically, the site has information regarding the training of immunisers, infection control measures for pandemic flu and pandemic flu training materials for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.