Flu fighter awards for Wales


28 / 1 / 2014 1.12pm

Nominations for the 2013/14 flu fighter awards in Wales are now closed. Please read our news item to view the shortlisted and winners for each category.

There were five categories to choose from, and we welcomed submissions for more than one entry for a single category or entries for multiple categories.

The categories and judging criteria are as follows:

Flu fighter champion

This award aims to recognise and celebrate the effort and commitment of an individual to improving flu vaccination uptake in their trust or health board. 

The winning nomination needs to have:

  • Shown commitment and dedication to improving flu vaccination uptake in their organisation
  • Had a significant impact on their organisation's campaign this year
  • Gone 'above and beyond' what was expected of them
    shown innovation and tenacity in promoting, delivering and supporting the flu vaccination campaign to colleagues.

Best flu fighter team

This award is the most coveted of our five categories. It aims to highlight excellent team and partnership working in a Health Board or Trust flu immunisation team.

The winning entry for this category needs to:

  • Demonstrate how they have worked in partnership with multiple departments, partners and/or staff groups to improve flu vaccination uptake.
  • Show that this partnership work has led to an improvement in staff engagement/attitude and uptake of vaccination.

#flufighter - communications campaign award

This award aims to celebrate and highlight the impact of using digital and social media to promote the flu vaccination campaign in a Health Board or Trust.

The winning entry must:

  • Have improved or positively impacted on their campaign through their communications strategy.
  • Be innovative in their use of communications - something exciting and interesting that really makes you sit up and notice!

Most innovative unit, directorate or department 

For this award we have want you to share with us any new or exciting strategies you have implemented this year to improve uptake at directorate or department level.

The winning entry must:

  • Be innovative, inspiring and ingenious!
  • Have had a positive impact on their campaign (or even their whole organisation) in terms of staff engagement, team spirit or uptake
  • Be a leading example of innovative good practice for other teams

Most improved unit, directorate or department

This award will be judged on uptake figures for the specific group. Groups submitting nominations for this category must be representative of no less than 100 staff and their application must include total staff each year, number immunised and uptake figures for this group from last season (2012/13) and this season.

If you have any questions or queries about the awards, contact a member of the flu fighter team on 0844 334 52 52 or by email at flufighter@nhsemployers.org.

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