October flu figures show increase in number of staff getting their flu jabĀ 

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Public Health England have today released the first figures for the 2017/18 flu season showing a 5.6 per cent increase in the number of frontline NHS healthcare workers receiving their flu vaccine compared to the same period last season. 

A total of 437,720 frontline staff received their flu vaccination from 1 September 2017 to 31 October 2017, which accounts for 46 per cent of all eligible healthcare workers in England. 

NHS Employers would like to congratulate NHS trusts on the hard work they have put into their flu fighter campaigns.

Top performing trusts 

Below are details of the top five most improved trusts, as well as the top three acute, ambulance, community and mental health trusts. To view uptake for individual trusts, please see this report from Public Health England. 

The five most improved trusts are:

Trust  Vaccine uptake (%) 17/18   Vaccine uptake (%) 16/17  Improvement (%)
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust  50.3  4.4  45.9
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust  64.8  32.0  32.8
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust  32.3  0.0  32.3
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust 60.1  29.5  30.6 
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust 52.5  22.6   29.9

Top three acute trusts

Trust   Vaccine uptake (%) 17/17
 Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  82.4
 Wye Valley NHS Trust  80.7
 Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  79.3
Top three mental health trusts
 Trust Vaccine uptake (%) 17/17 
 Solent NHS Trust  56.6
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust  55.8
 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust  52.4
Top three ambulance trusts

Trust   Vaccine uptake (%) 17/17
 East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust  54.9
 South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust  51.1
 Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust  50.3

 Top three community trusts

 Trust  Vaccine uptake (%) 17/17
 Wirral Community NHS Trust  62.2
 Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust  49.1
 Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust  44.6

For more information about the flu fighter campaign visit our main webpage, or you can get in touch by emailing flufighter@nhsemployers.org, you can also join the #flufighter conversation by following @NHSflufighter on Twitter.

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