It's December - what better excuse for some Christmas related flu snaps?

Andy looking at tissue viability.....

Having that flu jab now could save you a whole lot of 'yuck' when you need to be at your peak for the turkey, pudding and eggnog! It can take two weeks for your body to create flu busting antibodies - just about the time most of us trim up. 



Look out for our new range of screensavers created with our fab CHFT colleagues...coming to a screen near you soon! We're really grateful to colleagues for getting involved.



Take a look at the attachment below to see what happens and when with catching the flu.


Get involved next week - just how still CAN you stand?


To support #Jabathon week (raising awareness of having the flu jab on social media) we thought we'd have some fun with our CHFT Flu Mannequin Challenge as well as put on more drop-ins (see below).

So if you have 15 minutes or so next Thursday 8 December and are up for a bit of a laugh come along with a friend and/or a prop as we aim to get involved in the latest social media craze. We'll be at HRI at 11am in Discussion Room 2 and at CRH in the afternoon at 4.30 in the small training room. Be there or be square!


How are we doing?

We get our figures each Tuesday, and this week we learned that Community division continue to lead the way in terms of numbers of frontline colleagues vaccinated with 63.7% in total. F&SS are hot on their heels with 60.3%. Medical come in with 58.2% and Surgical and anaesthetics with 56.5%.


Our prize draw has now closed....

...but we've now got snaps of our last two winners of the £50 vouchers: Claire Barrett, Healthcare Assistant on Ward 2CD and Community Midwife Zoe Russell.


Lots of drop in opportunities next week - over and above divisional/ward/department events

The flu trolley can come to you if there are a group of colleagues to vaccinate - please email or call 01422 22 2037


Date Time Place
Mon 5th Dec 2.30- 5pm OH clinic, south Drive outpatients (end of X-ray corridor)
Wed 7th Dec 2.30pm – 4pm Vaccine walkround HRI (IPCN)
Thurs 8th  Dec 11am  Drop in - DR 2 HRI/Mannequin challenge
  1pm -4.30pm Flu trolley out


Date Time Place
Mon 5th Dec 8am-5pm   OH Department
Tue 6th Dec 2.30 – 5pm OH Department
Wed 7th Dec 3pm – 5pm Flu trolley out (OH)
Thurs 8th  Dec 10 – 12am Flu trolley out (OH)
  12 – 2pm Drop in OH Dept
  2 – 4pm Flu trolley out (OH)
  2.30pm-4pm Flu Vaccine CRH Outpatients (IPCN)
  4.30pm Drop in - Small Training Room/Mannequin challenge
Fri 9th December 2-4pm Flu trolley out


For lots of flu related information and help see our intranet pages.