flu fighter Cymru awards 2016 

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04 / 1 / 2016 Midnight

The 2016 flu fighter Cymru awards nominations are now closed. 

The annual awards give you the chance to shout about your flu fighter achievements this season and celebrate at the awards ceremony in Cardiff on Wednesday 16 March.

Choose the appropriate category and and include the following information:

  • what has been achieved
  • how it was implemented
  • the impact it had on the campaign
  • how you meet the criteria for the award.

Make sure you keep within the limit of 500 words and then email your entry back to us at flufighter@nhsemployers.org 

We will then let you know by Monday 22 February whether you have been short listed so you have plenty of time to get your glad rags ready for the awards ceremony. 

The awards

flu fighter Cymru champion

This award aims to recognise and celebrate the efforts and commitment of an individual who has gone above and beyond expectations to promote the flu vaccination to staff. The winner will be a true ‘flu hero’ and will have approached their local flu campaign with originality and enthusiasm. 

The winning nomination needs to have:

  • shown commitment and dedication to improving flu vaccination uptake in their department/organisation
  • had a significant impact on their organisation's/departments campaign this year
  • shown innovation and tenacity in promoting/delivering/supporting the flu vaccination campaign to colleagues
  • be a flu fighter through and through!

#flufighterCymru - digital and social media

This award is for those who have shown outstanding creativity in the use of digital and social media to promote the vaccine to staff. We want to hear how they have built a buzz around their local flu fighter campaign. 

The winning entry must:

  • have improved or positively impacted on their campaign through a digital communications strategy
  • be innovative in their use of communications - something exciting and interesting that has made staff sit up and take notice!
Most innovative flu fighter Cymru campaign 

For this category, we are asking flu fighter Cymru teams to share any new or exciting strategies or practice they have implemented this year to strengthen their campaign and improve uptake at ward/unit, department, directorate, or organisation level. The winning team will be selected for their innovative ideas, positive impact and potential to be examples of good practice for organisations to adopt in future flu campaigns. 

The winning entry must:

  • be innovative 
  • be inspiring 
  • be a leading example of good practice 
  • have had a positive impact on their campaign in terms of staff engagement, team spirit, vaccine uptake, or something else.

Most improved flu fighter Cymru campaign

This award aims to showcase teams/organisations who have made a significant improvement in flu vaccination uptake and to their overall campaign. 

The winning entry will reflect the improvements in:

  • the way the flu fighter team works
  • the strategies in place 
  • engagement 
  • what did they do differently this year/what changes did they make this year

Best flu fighter Cymru team

This award celebrates teams that have used their range of skills to lead a successful flu vaccination campaign and shown strong leadership and team working. This may be at ward/unit, department, directorate, or organisation level.

The winning entry for this category needs to: 

  • demonstrate how they have worked together to improve flu vaccination uptake
  • show that they have worked in partnership with others to improve staff engagement/attitude, awareness, and uptake of vaccination.

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