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NHS boss puts service on high alert in case of heavy winter flu burden

Simon Stevens says major winter outbreaks in Australia and New Zealand suggests NHS could struggle to cope with cases Britain could face a significant increase in flu cases this winter, which would make it hard for hospitals, GP surgeries and care homes to cope, the chief executive of NHS England said on Tuesday. Simon Stevens said Australia and New Zealand had just experienced a heavy burden of winter flu cases, raising concerns that Britain may experience the same in the next few months.
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