flu fighter videos


30 / 09 / 2013

These short films are free for you to use in your trust as part of your local flu fighter campaign. Use the share icon to the bottom right of the screen on each of the videos to share on social media websites, or to embed the videos on your website or intranet. 


Flu Signs from Public Health Wales

We asked healthcare workers in Wales why they had their flu vaccine. This short video shares some of their answers. 

The flu vaccine - why would you not?

This video gives both the personal and professional perspectives of primary care healthcare workers in Wales. It goes onto highlight the severity of flu and dispel some of the many myths surrounding flu. Why would you not...

Flu - spread the word 

Two friends chat about receiving the flu jab and the conversation goes through the reasons for getting vaccinated and how myths can be a barrier to getting a jab. 

Merseycare NHS Trust & Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust

Join the resistance - is a powerful and informative video depicting the flu outbreak which occurred at Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust in January 2014. 
Three inpatient wards were closed, and six patients all under the age of 50 with no underlying health conditions were hospitalised in high dependency or acute wards.
This video highlights the impact of low flu vaccination and the importance of getting a flu jab.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (SWBH)

Flip of a Coin – is a serious film about the impacts of flu and features a variety of SWBH employees and family members as the cast. It focuses on a nurse who chooses whether to have her vaccination by flipping a coin. A ‘sliding doors’ concept is then incorporated to see the effects of both decisions.  This film addresses common misconceptions and reasons given by staff for refusing immunisation as part of the narrative as well as showing the serious impact the flu virus can have on young patients.  

Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales created the video to help spread the message about the importance of the flu vaccination. Louise, a nurse in medicines management at the University Hospital of Wales shares her experience of when she became severely ill with flu.

For the Welsh version of this video please click here. 

Steve's story

This video was premiered at the Royal College of Paramedics and West Midlands Ambulance Service National Patient Safety Conference 2013. Steve, from West Midlands Ambulance Service, resolutely refused the seasonal flu vaccination year on year. This is the story of what made him change his mind and turned him into a flu fighting champion.  


Flu fighter awards 2012/13

Watch all the highlights from the flu fighter awards, the short-listed NHS staff, the winners and the balloons! This short video includes interviews with some of our flu fighter award winners, Rob Webster chief executive of Leeds Community Healthcare Trust and a round up message from our then chief executive Dean Royles.

Professor Viv Bennet's message to NHS staff

Professor Viv Bennett, director of nursing for Public Health England, speaks directly to NHS staff short-listed for a flu fighter award 2012/13. Viv speaks about the importance of the flu vaccination to protect staff and patients and congratulates all those involved in flu campaigns...everyone should be a winner!

  Blackpool Teaching Hospitals and the NHS Commissioning Board fight flu

Phil, a porter from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, joins the fight against flu. When Phil got his annual flu vaccination in Blackpool, little did he know he would catch the attention of the entire hospital. Staff congregate in corridors to congratulate Phil, who then drops in at a board meeting as the guest of honour...but it doesn't stop there. Phil then travels across the Pennines, where on arriving at Quarry House the head quarters for the NHS Commissioning Board (now NHS England), is greeted with a high five from Sir David Nicholson and a Mexican wave by the board.

Royal Liverpool University Hospitals

Staff at Royal Liverpool Hospitals catch the killa-bug style on the ward as they urge colleagues to practice infection prevention control methods such as washing hands and being vaccinated against flu to prevent the spread of infection to patients.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Diana Simpson, a senior matron for infection control at Chesterfield Royal Hospital recommends NHS staff to protect themselves, their patients and families by receiving the flu jab.

Southampton University Hospital

Dr Ben Marshall, a consultant respiratory physician at Southampton University Hospital supports the importance of being protected from flu by receiving the flu vaccination.

NHS Berkshire West 

Dr Jude Coleman from NHS Berkshire West speaks passionately about flu jabs for those over the age of 65, and for those who are most risk of influenza including pregnant women, patients with health conditions such as kidney disease, diabetes, severe asthma, liver disease and for patients with neurological conditions.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals: Flu fighter story

Phil Morley, chief executive of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals and his dedicated staff speak about the work that they have done to improve the uptake of the flu vaccination in preparation for winter.

Flu fighter the movie!

Dr Phil Hammond takes on the role of flu fighter to bust the most popular myths about the flu vaccine in a video aimed at NHS staff. In this stand up special, Dr Phil knocks flu flat on it's back by putting his money where his mouth is and getting his flu vaccination live on stage. Loaded with gags but packing a serious punch, this short film will help you to tackle staff concerns about the flu jab.

Frontline staff on why they will be having the flu jab

Below is a series of three minute long films starring frontline NHS professionals explaining why they had the flu jab and why they feel that other NHS colleagues should do the same. 

The singing flu bug

This fun animated flu bug sings its own special flu song. It's cheesy pop at its worst but we guarantee that you will be whistling it all day!

Powys Teaching Health Board 

At 75-years-old, Maggie Simms, chair of Powys Teaching Health Board, explains she's had her flu jab and why NHS staff should have it too. 

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