I was interested in a comment from a GP in the audience, who said that they had been sent no information about bird flu. Perhaps it is in the post, but I was interested because there is a lot of information out there.
I have compiled a webpage (shameless plug) which you can see at http://www.le.ac.uk/li/khn5/birdflu.html. I have circulated this to colleagues here, and to librarian and information colleagues in the UK. The Health Management Specialist Library (part of NeLH) also has a very comprehensive page.
The information is certainly available - all sorts of government bodies, along with bodies in the rest of Europe, the US, and people like the WHO, are producing it and it is freely available.
And the moral of this story - make friends with a librarian! We know where the information is, and if we don't, we know how to find it!
Later note: according to Nursing Times (25-31 October 2005, p.5) the Department of Health has sent information to all GP surgeries - this being done "last week".