Christie achieves excellent staff flu vaccination uptake

Press Release Posted 26 March 2015

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has once again achieved excellent staff flu vaccination uptake, vaccinating 86% of frontline staff to make us the second highest vaccinating trust in the UK.

The NHS suggests a target for each trust to vaccinate 75% of frontline staff.

This is great news for patients, who know that Christie staff went the extra mile to keep themselves protected and vulnerable cancer patients' safe this winter.

This year's campaign built on the success of last year which saw The Christie vaccinate 82.6% of front line staff.

We achieved these outstanding results by using a team of nurse vaccinators who had a list of specific staff to contact and offer the jab to. They visited all
departments, at various times of the day and night, including weekends, to
ensure everyone got the chance to have the flu vaccination.

Jane Sykes, deputy director of nursing and quality at The Christie said;

The reason we regularly perform so highly at The Christie is the whole team approach we take to flu vaccination. Through the effort of our dedicated nurse vaccinators, the staff who are committed to patient safety and our wonderful occupational health team,
we have managed to beat the NHS target and vaccinate 86% of our frontline staff.
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