05 / 09 / 2017
In September 2017, the clinical evidence document was updated in partnership with Public Health England, to reflect the most recent research.
The clinical evidence document supports the need for flu vaccination among healthcare workers and was originally researched and produced by public health registrar, Oliver Mytton, from NHS Berkshire West.
Oliver worked in the chief medical officer's department during the influenza pandemic and helped to establish a national surveillance system for influenza deaths. He worked jointly with the Health Protection Agency to establish a similar system for reporting hospital admissions due to influenza and has published several papers on the burden and distribution of mortality and illness due to pandemic influenza in England.