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UK's department of Health deploys information campaign to ensure continued vigilance over Ebola

The threat of Ebola being transmitted within the UK may be low but frontline health workers must remain vigilant nevertheless. This is the message being communicated by the Department of Health via, among other channels, the physician network Doctors.net.uk. It is using the network’s ClinAlert service to drive its 20,000-strong UK GP community to information that highlights:

• Five simple steps for GPs to follow if a patient presents with a suspected case of Ebola.
• An updated info-graphic on the effect of the current outbreak of Ebola. Data for March 2015 reveals, among other things, that the total of global cases has reached 23,948.
GP members of Doctors.net.uk, comprising around half the country’s primary care community, receive news of the alert via a twice-weekly clinical bulletin tailored to each member’s profile.

Dr Tim Ringrose, CEO of M3 Europe, the parent company of Doctors.net.uk, says “Communicating important information fast is imperative for good medical practice and we are proud that our community can be of service in this respect.”

16th April 2015

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