flu fighter conference 2019

When: 25 / 3 / 2019 10am - 25 / 3 / 2019 3pm

When: 25 / 3 / 2019 10am - 25 / 3 / 2019 3pm
Where: The Midland Hotel 
Address: The Midland Hotel
16 Peter Street
M60 2DS
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Bookings are now open for the fourth annual flu fighter conference taking place on 25 March 2019 at The Midland Hotel, Manchester.

The national conference is a great opportunity for flu leads to connect, learn about best practice examples, and hear from experts on a range of topics.

Who should attend?

Available to all flu leads working in the NHS or social care sector.

How to book your place?

Secure your place by registering your details. Places are free of charge on a first come, first served basis, so please make sure to book early.

Places are limited to two per trust and any places exceeding this will be deferred to a waiting list. 


10am Registration and refreshments

10.30am                               Welcome from the chair, NHS Employers

10.40am - 11.00am The seven elements and flu vaccination uptake,
University of Stirling 

11.00am - 11.20am Social care - bridging the gap

11.20am - 11.40pm Break and networking

11.40pm - 12.00pm Motivation in healthcare worker's flu vaccination
decisions, Kingston University

12.00pm - 12.20pm Panel to discuss opt out

12.20pm - 1.20pm Lunch and networking

1.20pm - 2.00pm Workshops - delegates will choose one of four

2.00pm - 2.20pm Break and networking

2.20pm - 2.50pm Behaviour change delivered by Paul Taylor-Pitt,
Assistant Director at NHS Employers

2.50pm - 3pm Close by chair, NHS Employers

*Please note this is a working agenda and the contents and / or timings may be subject to change.

Supporter opportunities

Do you have a product or service you would like to promote to the health and social care sector?

With an audience of over 150 healthcare and social care professionals, the flu fighter conference is the perfect platform. We offer several supporter packages to showcase your product or service.

To find out more, please call our commercial team on 0844 800 5989 or send an email with your details and they will call you to discuss. 

Workshop Sessions

You will be able to attend one of the following four workshops during the day. 

Innovation in Point of Care Testing (POCT) for influenza diagnosis - Abbott

Calling all infection prevention control and occupational health delegates for a live demonstration of Abbott’s latest innovation in Influenza diagnosis. Developed by leaders in healthcare research and innovation, Abbott’s Point of Care Testing (POCT) transforms the diagnosis of influenza allowing physicians and medical staff to accurately and affordably achieve real-time, molecular results within minutes rather than hours. 

Dr Mohammad Raza, Clinical Virologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, will discuss technological advances and the potential of POCT testing for Influenza for improved winter pressure management. 

Finding stories 

The patient, flu lead and communication / AV experts behind this year’s #jabathon film, which follows the story of Sam and Helen, come together to show you exactly how to take a real life patient story about flu to the next level for a powerful campaign that emotionally resonates. 

A fantastic workshop for delegates working in communications or flu leads looking to share a patient’s / healthcare worker’s story about flu– don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain the behind-the-scenes tips and tricks on how to successfully and tactfully develop a hard-hitting flu campaign on a budget.  

Leading change 

A flu lead carries leadership for creating a successful staff-facing campaign to promote the vaccine. They also face the complex challenge of changing existing attitudes and behaviours towards the vaccine. 

The flu fighter team have developed a workshop to guide flu leads on how to effectively lead change in their organisation with their next flu campaign and develop their leadership capability. 

Seven elements living gallery

A living gallery of outstanding trusts demonstrating good practice against the seven elements for a successful flu campaign. From accessibility to rewards to peer vaccination, network and chat with high performing trusts to share good practice and find out top tips from the experts themselves! 

Please see our infographic for more information around the seven elements for a successful flu campaign. 






25 / 3 / 2019 10am - 25 / 3 / 2019 3pm
Where: The Midland Hotel 
The Midland Hotel
16 Peter Street
M60 2DS
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