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Pandemic flu: public health response

Public Health England (PHE) is responsible for making sure England can respond to a public health incident like an influenza pandemic.

Preparedness and response

Pandemic flu planning information for England and the devolved administrations provides an overview of how these governments will respond to a future pandemic.

NHS England pandemic influenza plans.

Public Health England plans outline how PHE will respond to an influenza pandemic in the UK. The PHE pandemic influenza response plan includes the PHE pandemic influenza strategic framework.

  1. Pandemic influenza response plan

    • Policy paper
  2. Responding to a UK flu pandemic

    • Policy paper
  3. UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy

    • Guidance
  4. Independent review into the response to the 2009 swine flu pandemic

    • Independent report
  5. Health and social care response to flu pandemics

    • Policy paper

Treatment and management

Pandemic flu: clinical management of patients with an influenza-like illness during an influenza pandemic January 2007: provisional guidelines from British Infection Society, British Thoracic Society and Health Protection Agency (now PHE) in collaboration with the Department of Health.

  1. Influenza: treatment and prophylaxis using anti-viral agents

    • Guidance
  2. H1N1 flu: critical care management for adults and children

    • Guidance
  3. Acute respiratory disease: managing outbreaks in care homes

    • Guidance
  4. Acute respiratory infections: investigating outbreaks and clusters in schools

    • Guidance

Infection control guidance for healthcare settings

  1. Pandemic flu infection control: intensive care units

    • Guidance
  2. Pandemic flu infection control: ambulance services

    • Guidance
  3. Pandemic flu infection control: guidance for healthcare settings

    • Guidance


  1. Weekly national flu reports

    • Official Statistics