03 / 12 / 2015 10.35am
Throughout November, trusts in England and Wales submitted their entries for a chance to win the reward of the best use of peer vaccination in a flu fighter campaign.
We are proud to announce two winners for the competition as Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trusts and the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board in Wales. The winning teams will receive a limited edition flu bug badge.
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
The trust employs around 7,500 staff and cares for around 540,000 people annually. The team has a wide range of peer vaccinators which includes doctors, nurses, midwives and pharmacists. They focused their campaign around peer vaccinators as they have found that healthcare workers feel more comfortable to receive a jab from a colleague. They also offer 24/7 service and use flu badges and posters to inform staff where they could find the vaccinators.
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
The health board employs around 16,000 staff, providing care for their local area of 500,000 people. The team here engaged with all of its nursing managers to nominate their most passionate flu fighter champions to support its occupational health team. The peer vaccination team are all passionate flu fighters and in the first six weeks of vaccinations they reached the target set by the Welsh government by vaccinating over 8,000 of their staff.
If you’d like to be in with a chance to win a limited edition flu fighter badge, you can enter the December competition
. Tell flu fighter HQ
in no more than 100 words how you used rewards either for people getting the flu jab or rewarding flu champions and peer vaccinators, to boost the campaign.