Nominations are now open for the 2019 flu fighter awards!
Hosted by Daniel Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, the awards ceremony will take place on 25th March 2019 to recognise and celebrate the great achievements of flu fighters across the country. This prestigious event will be held at The Midland Hotel in Manchester, timings to follow.
Each year the standard of entries has been exceptional and we look forward to hearing about all the hard work you are doing this year via our seven categories, details of which can be found below.
The flu fighter awards are an invite only event so if you would like a chance to attend, please nominate either your trust, your team or a champion, for one of the following awards.
Closing date for nominations is Monday 21 January 2019. Take a look at last year’s winners for inspiration and enter here. Supporting documents can be added to entries.
- Best care campaign
This award looks to award social care organisations for outstanding flu campaigns.
To be shortlisted for this award, you should demonstrate how your local campaign is leading in effectively engaging social care workers with the flu vaccination. Your local campaign and strategy should have positively impacted overall flu vaccination uptake whilst demonstrating originality, innovation and creativity.
- Most improved
This award aims to showcase organisations who have made a significant improvement in the overall success of both their local flu campaign and flu vaccination uptake. To be shortlisted for this award, you will need to demonstrate how the changes in your recent flu campaign and strategies have led to improved flu vaccination uptake, seen you overcome challenges or areas of growth identified from previous flu campaigns.
- flu fighter champion
This award recognises and rewards the commitment of an individual, from the board to the ward, who has gone above and beyond all expectations to promote the flu vaccination to staff. To be shortlisted for this award, you will need to demonstrate how the nominee has significantly impacted the success of their organisation’s flu campaign by showing commitment, dedication, tenacity and originality towards improving flu vaccination in their local organisation.
- Most creative
This award celebrates the staff-facing flu fighter campaign with the most outstanding creativity in the use of communications, as well as in digital and social media in promoting the flu vaccine to staff. To be shortlisted for this award, we want to hear how your organisation has built a buzz around your local campaign by creatively engaging staff through diverse communications channels and a strong campaign theme.
- Best use of the seven elements
This award is for those organisations who have shown superb utilisation of the flu fighter seven elements for a successful campaign. The seven elements include: mythbusting, support - all hands on deck, accessibility, balanced flu team, peer vaccination, rewards and communications. To be shortlisted for this award, you will need to demonstrate effective use of the seven elements in your strategy and display how the elements have strengthened the success of your local campaign and overall flu vaccination uptake in staff.
- Most innovative
In this category, we are asking flu fighter teams to share any new or exciting strategies they have implemented this year to improve uptake. To be shortlisted for this award, you strategies should be original, fresh and exciting. You should be able to show a direct link from these innovative ideas to positive impact on your flu vaccination uptake.
- Best team
This award celebrates organisations that have utilised their flu team’s range of skills to lead a successful flu vaccination campaign and shown brilliant leadership, team working and delegation. To be shortlisted for this award, you will need to demonstrate the partnership working between multiple departments and staff groups and show how this has led to an improved and strengthened flu campaign.