PRIMIS has had the privilege of working on the FLU-CAT study for the last three years. The study is being carried out in partnership with Professor Calum Semple, Professor in Outbreak Medicine at the University of Liverpool, and has been funded under an NIHR Pandemic themed research call.
The aim of the study is the real time refinement and validation of criteria and tools used in primary care to aid hospital referral decisions for patients of all ages in the event of surge during a pandemic. Please visit the FLU-CATs webpage for more information:
Given the current Covid-19 pandemic, it has been agreed that the tooling developed by PRIMIS for the FLU-CAT study is made available to all GP practices via their GP system suppliers.
The tooling consists of a template, which is designed support colleagues working in general practice to make appropriate treatment decisions, as well as aid standardised data entry.
For the GP practices participating in the FLU-CAT study, a weekly data feed will help to track the current status of Covid-19 as it unfolds in primary care and inform the research team and development team at PRIMIS of any adjustments that need to be made to the template, which will take place on a rolling basis.
If you are experiencing technical problems using the template, please contact:
If you would like to provide feedback on the template, please use the following online form:
PRIMIS FLU-CAT Covid-19 Assessment Template Feedback
Letter from the Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty to GPs to support implementation of FLU-CAT
Dept of Health and Social Care notice under Regulation 3(4) of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 (COPI)
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