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Flu Information for Staff and Students

This year we have all witnessed the significant impact which the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the NHS, and the unprecedented response that has been required to save lives.

We have all seen the effect of a virus when there is no vaccination in available. With an effective vaccination available for influenza, it’s important for everyone to consider getting vaccinated. We want to make sure all that all our staff and students have been offered the opportunity of receiving a flu vaccination.

This year we also have a number of flu leads across the Trust; there to advise and support anyone who needs it. This will be particularly important for those staff in corporate service teams who will need to contact their department lead to help support them to booking a suitable clinic; locally.

To find out who your department lead is please visit our staff flu page on the intranet. For those staff from the ARP team, please contact your flu lead Lucy Troughton for further information.

There are still opportunities to get vaccinated this year, you can get in touch by emailing the flu.campaign@swast.nhs.uk or link in with your local flu lead.

Relevant forms

The Vaccination Received internet form link here must be completed for all instances when the vaccine is administered.

The Vaccination Declined internet form link here should be completed by any member of staff who having considered the facts and the associated risks of influenza, does not wish to receive the vaccination. Where a vaccinator assesses an individual for vaccination, but it is not possible within the criteria of the PGD, this should be recorded using the decline form only, with the reason stated as ‘PGD exclusion’. 

The Vaccination Received Elsewhere internet form link here should be completed when an individual has received a vaccine outside of the Trust e.g. at their GP’s surgery or pharmacy.

Please note you will need to be able to the Intranet to be able open and complete the forms. 

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South Western Ambulance Charity

The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the care that you or your loved one has received from us in the form of a charitable donation please visit our online giving website: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/SWASC.