SBAR: Joint SMVN/SHPN Public Health Microbiology advisory Statement for Influenza Point of Care Tests

Publication Date: 21 November 2018

The Scottish Health Protection Network (SHPN) has reviewed the 2017-18 flu epidemic, and confirmed the rapid introduction of Point of Care testing (POCT) for Influenza viral infection compromised national epidemic intelligence.

This SBAR describes key recommendations that, if supported by diagnostic microbiology services in Scotland, will ensure a better access to diagnostic data for future seasons.​​

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance