Is your service prepared for a flu?

We have worked with the local NHS and Public Health England to create some helpful resources to support you and your service through this year’s influenza season, likely to last until the end of March. This year, we want to prevent as many cases and outbreaks as possible by providers using all local and national resources.

Make sure that Flu Vaccinations are being promoted to all staff, which is available FREE via there GP or visiting a participating pharmacy. There is an expectation that all front line workers, will also take responsible action and consider having the vaccination so as not to put vulnerable patients at risk.

For all flu resources click here


FluCare package for Care Homes – receive £500

Recruiting care homes for 2022/23 flu season

FluCare is a National Institute for Health and Care Research funded project exploring whether offering a package to encourage staff to receive their flu vaccination in the care home can increase uptake of the vaccine.

To help them in understanding whether the FluPackage works, some homes will receive the FluPackage and others will not. All participating homes will receive £500 to cover the costs of time spent taking part and providing information for the researchers, whether they are chosen to receive the FluCare package or not.

The FluCare package includes:

  • Free and convenient vaccine clinics for staff delivered within your care home by a pharmacist, GP or other provider
  • Motivational videos, posters, and leaflets for staff across the care home
  • Incentive payment to care homes for meeting the staff vaccination target

To take part your care home must:

  • Be a residential or nursing care home in England
  • Be providing care for people aged 65 and older
  • Have ten or more staff members of any role
  • Have a staff flu vaccination rate of less than 40% (from the 2021/22 flu season)

Click here to learn more about FluCare and to apply
Click here to download the FluCare flyer

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