530 000 frontline staff have been vaccinated against flu

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19 / 2 / 2015 2pm

During this year’s winter pressures and challenging times within the service, healthcare workers have maintained their flu vaccination uptake. Public Health England has today reported that more than 530,000 frontline staff (54.6 per cent) have been vaccinated between 1 September 2014 and 31 January 2015. This is a great improvement in the figures from December (52.6 per cent) to January.

Here are some of the highlights from the figures:

  • 140 trusts have vaccinated over half of their staff
  • 110 trusts have exceeded the 2013/14 final average of 54.8 per cent
  • 34 trusts have vaccinated 75 per cent or more of their staff
  • 113 trusts have improved vaccination uptake compared to the same period of 2013/14

The figures complement the statistics released from Public Health Wales last week, which showed that Wales had a record breaking uptake of vaccinations.

Top performing trusts

In the tables below we congratulate the top three acute, mental health, and ambulance services as well as the five most improved trusts. See how your trust has done.

The five most improved trusts are: 

Trust 

1 Sept 2014 - 
31 Jan 2015
(%)

 

1 Sept 2013 - 
31 Jan 2014
(%)

 

HEART OF ENGLAND NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

75.6

37.9

MERSEY CARE NHS TRUST

74.1

42.0

SOUTH WEST LONDON AND ST GEORGE'S MENTAL HEALTH NHS TRUST

56.4

24.5

WEST HERTFORDSHIRE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST

79.6

48.0

BERKSHIRE HEALTHCARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

72.2

50.0



The top three acute trusts are:

Trust 

1 Sept 2014 - 
31 Jan 2015
(%)

 

1 Sept 2013 - 
31 Jan 2014
(%)

 

BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

89.2

86.2

THE CHRISTIE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

85.3

82.6

ST HELENS AND KNOWSLEY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST

83.5

76.9


The top three mental health trusts are:

Trust 

1 Sept 2014 - 
31 Jan 2015
(%)

 

1 Sept 2013 - 
31 Jan 2014
(%)

 

BRADFORD DISTRICT CARE TRUST (Trust based)

76.4

70.6

MERSEY CARE NHS TRUST

74.1

42.0

BERKSHIRE HEALTHCARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

72.2

50.0



The top three ambulance services are:

Trust 

 

1 Sept 2014 - 
31 Jan 2015
(%)

 

1 Sept 2013 - 
31 Jan 2014
(%)

 

NORTH WEST AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST

54.5

41.2

SOUTH EAST COAST AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST

50.1

48.6

EAST MIDLANDS AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST

49.2

41.8





The top three community trusts are:

Trust 

1 Sept 2014 - 
31 Jan 2015
(%)

 

1 Sept 2013 - 
31 Jan 2014
(%)

 

WIRRAL COMMUNITY NHS TRUST

71.6

75.2

LEEDS COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST

67.4

75.4

SHROPSHIRE COMMUNITY HEALTH NHS TRUST

64.0

64.8

Find out more and keep in touch 

Flu fighter (@NHSFlufighter) has continued to use social media to increase awareness of the campaign this year, successfully encouraging trusts to embed #flufighter in flu conversations across the Twitter network. 

We want to hear about your campaign! Tell us what you have done differently this year by emailing
flufighter@nhsemployers.org. If you would like further support or guidance from flu fighter, please email us, or call 0844 334 5252.

 

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