08 / 12 / 2015 Midday
A successful flu campaign is often a result of the team behind it who work cohesively to raise awareness among staff and increase the organisation's vaccination uptake rate.
This was the case with South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust who beat off stiff competition to win the national award for best flu fighter team in March 2015.
The team skilfully combined a range of talents from across the trust and through brilliant leadership, team working and delegation managed a fantastic uptake of 75.5 per cent - the highest figure the trust has achieved.
We visited South Tees to take part in one of their flu steering group meetings and find out more about how they run their campaign. You can find out more by listening to the flu fighter podcast that we recorded with the team
It contains useful information on setting up a team, how to overcome the barriers that might be encountered when establishing a flu team and why it’s good practice to create a flu steering group to lead your flu campaign.
You may also want to listen to a previous podcast recorded with East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
, who were also winners at our flu fighter 2015 awards for their innovative use of digital and social media.