The winter flu outbreak seems to be peaking, well being officers say.
Officers are hopeful the worst of the season might quickly be over after a fall within the numbers being admitted to hospital.
Whereas the numbers nonetheless stay “very excessive” – round four,000 in England final week – the speed of hospitalisation was decrease then the week earlier than.
The numbers coming to see their GP have fallen in Scotland and Northern Eire, though small rises have been seen in England and Wales.
Public Well being England’s Richard Pebody stated the very fact flu charges had stabilised was a superb signal and recommended “flu exercise is beginning to peak”.
NHS officers additionally welcomed the information, however warned the well being service was nonetheless in the midst of a really troublesome winter.
Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard, of the Royal School of GPs, stated: “There are nonetheless large numbers of sufferers being seen basically follow with flu and different widespread winter circumstances – and GPs and our groups are definitely feeling the strain.”
And Phillippa Hentsch of NHS Suppliers, which represents hospital bosses, stated the system was working “past its limits” in some locations, with hospitals overcrowded and “struggling to deal with demand”.
The weekly reviews launched on Thursday additionally confirmed excessive charges of the vomiting bug norovirus circulating.
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