Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support Ltd
< June 2019

Social care and hospice worker flu uptake survey

NHS England, working with the Care Provider Alliance, has launched a survey to gain a better understanding of levels of flu vaccination uptake in the social care workforce in 2018/19.

The results will help get a better understanding of  how the flu vaccine is provided across the sector, so the future of the programme can be planned.

As you will know, NHS England now offers the flu vaccine to social care and hospice workers through GPs and community pharmacies, to complement occupational health programmes provided by employers, to help increase vaccine uptake. Around 70% of acute respiratory outbreaks during the 2018/19 flu season were in care homes (source: Public Health England, May 2019).

This survey has been developed in a partnership between the Care Association Alliance, the Care Provider Alliance, Hospice UK, the Local Government Association, Skills for Care, and NHS England to help provide an estimate of the uptake of flu vaccination across the Social Care and Hospice workforce in 2018/19.

How do I take part?

You can follow this link here: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/survey/af567287/

Who should complete the survey?

These questions ask about how many staff received the flu vaccine, and how the vaccine was provided in your organisation. You may wish to consider who is best placed in your organisation to respond to these questions before completing the survey.

Will my answers be shared?

This survey is anonymous – you do not need to give your organisation’s name, and we will not receive or share any information that can identify you or your organisation. The overall results will be shared with providers by representative partner organisations.

When is the closing date?

Please complete the survey by Monday 5th August 2019.

 

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