78% - they're the ones to beat! Our frontlines aiming to be flu-free this winter.

Great news as almost 47% of frontline colleagues are vaccinated against 'flu - up around 10% on this time last year after a flu-rious start to the campaign! And both MAU at HRI and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at CRH are currently steaming ahead with 78% of colleagues vaccinated. The Medical Divsion are top of the table, with more than 50% of their colleagues protected.

And it looks like the challenge between docs and nurses is hotting up with nurses just edging ahead at 48.15% - so it's all eyes on who's going to take home the docs v nurses trophy this year. Will it be Jacke Murphy or David Birkenhead?

Lead physio at HRI, Helen Ockwell, is this week's winner of the extra days annual leave. When asked why she had her vaccination she said: "I feel I need to lead by example to my team. As well as protecting us all, it means there is less chance of staff taking sick leave, which puts their other colleagues under pressure".

The second prize winner of the £25 high street voucher is Joseph Anathhanam – Consultant Anaesthetist.

It's not just frontline colleagues backing our campaign. Around 15 colleagues at THIS in Brighouse had their jabs today (see below). Fab stuff!

Here's a summary of our figures as at yesterday:

Docs v nurses challenge   
Nurses, midwives and health visitors 48.15
Doctors 44.05


Operational divisonal leader board - frontline staff Division
Medical 50.25
Families and Specialist Services 47.60
Surgery and Anaresthetics 44.11
Community 37.30
Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions 36.47

* everyone at CHFT is entitled to the vaccination - whether they work on the frontline or not

You can get your vaccination in a number of ways:

And if you've had your vaccination elsewhere or choose not to have it, we need to know. Please fill in the quick self-declaration form on the intranet.