Here you will find any flu fighter materials specific for Welsh flu leads, as well as information on the Public Health Wales e-learning courses, campaign guides and best practice examples from across England and Wales.
Throughout the flu season this web page will be updated with information relating to your flu campaign and innovative ideas from flu leads. See below for more information and artwork from flu fighter Cymru.
New for this year - We will also be running a monthly competition based on our seven areas of good practice for a successful campaign. Winners will be able to share their good practice on our website, as well as win some flu bug pin badges for your team. Please visit our latest news webpage for more information on winners, latest competition theme and how to enter.
You may also find it interesting and inspiring to read about the winners of the flu fighter Cymru 2015 awards .
If you have any comments, queries or just want to update us on how your campaign is going then get in touch via email email@example.com. Follow @NHSflufighter for all the latest flu updates and developments across the NHS and join the conversation by adding #flufighter to all your local flu news.
New 2015/16 resources
We are offering one to one support that can be tailored to the needs of your local flu fighter campaign. Flu fighter HQ have a great deal of knowledge, as well as information on tried and tested ideas that can help to increase uptake of the flu vaccination. If you would like to find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the flu fighter hotline on 0844 334 5252.
The flu fighter team has developed a social media toolkit, to help health boards use twitter as part of their flu fighter campaign. We encourage staff and communications teams using Twitter to follow @NHSflufighter and join in the #flufighter conversation.
You can retweet our campaign messages, facts about flu and links to videos and camapign posters. We encourage you to share news about your uptake figures and any clinics or flu awareness events that you are hosting locally - we always welcome photos too!
We have created an infographic to help flu fighters develop a highly effective vaccination programme. This helpful poster illustrates the seven key areas of good practice, which can help to improve uptake of the flu vaccine and have an impact on flu campaigns.
Below you will find our flu fighter Cymru posters for this year, these include a poster which informs staff that it's not too late to get your jab, as well as a leaflet promoting the flu vaccine to new staff. These posters can be used to promote your campaign by placing them in high footfall areas, in your staff canteen, taking along to team meetings, and including in online resources.
To download a poster please click on the links below. These posters are both editable, so if you would like to add in your contact details all you need to do is write in the box under 'To find out more please contact.'
These resources are bilingual, with text in Welsh and English
flu fighter Cymru campaign posters
To download these A4 posters, open the PDF or Word version and then press save when it has opened.
Additional campaign posters - only available online
Template flu fighter campaign poster
You can download this template poster
and add in an image of your own member of staff. There is also space for you to add clinic times if you need to.
flu fighter Cymru A5 leaflet
The flu fighter Cymru leaflet
contains seven top tips on how to protect yourself, your family and your patients from flu.
flu fighter artwork
Download the flu fighter Cymru logo and the different coloured flu bug logos to use on local printed and digital campaign materials/channels.
flu fighter Cymru
Blue flu fighter bug
Green flu fighter bug
Red flu fighter bug
Purple flu fighter bug
Click on the links to download each file. When each image appears in your new browser, right click the image and select the option to save the image to your local drive.
You can download this payslip leaflet which can be printed locally and attached to payslips and staff magazines or placed in staff canteens to further promote your campaign.
This colourful web banner can be downloaded and added to your website, intranet or e-newsletters. To use the banner right click on the image and select 'save picture as' or 'save target as'. Save the file locally and upload to your chosen location. The banner can then be linked to either www.nhsemployers.org/flufighterwales , www.facebook.com/nhsflufighter or www.twitter.com/nhsflufighter .
There are free e-learning modules available on the Public Health Wales website which explains what flu is and why flu vaccination is so important. These include modules on:
- FluOne (health) - a 10 minute interactive module suitable for ALL healthcare workers
- FluOne (social) - a 10 minute interactive module suitable for social care workers and care home staff
- FluTwo - a flu update for immunisers
The incentive schemes document supports all staff-facing flu campaigns in NHS Wales organisations. Featuring a range of excellent ideas, it advises how to promote the flu vaccination to staff and how to reward those who have received it.
These short videos are for you to use within your organisation. If you have a video that you would like flu fighter to share, please send it email@example.com.
Take a look at our flu FAQs and use them in your campaign to help bust myths and encourage staff to have the vaccine.
Flu facts and vaccination information
Our flu facts and vaccination information will be integral to your campaign. Read up on what is fact and what is fiction regarding influenza and find out more about the vaccine.
Our flu fighter induction slides are perfect for targeting new members of staff at their induction.