An enhanced Flu Fighter toolkit has been launched to help raise awareness of the staff vaccination campaign.
Including posters, draft press releases and fact sheets, the pack aims to help managers and communications staff to encourage high uptake of flu vaccination in NHS staff.
The Flu Fighter campaign, run by NHS Employers, already vaccinated 45% of NHS staff in 2012/13, but aims for “further significant change” in 2013/14.
Approximately £555 million could be saved if NHS staff absence rates were reduced by a third through improved health and wellbeing.
The introductory statement from the toolkit states: “We hope you are able to use this to support your organisation in the fight against flu, whether promoting this important campaign in your local media or placing articles on your internal and external websites.”