Leeds Tops the League Against Flu

A local NHS Trust has received national recognition for its campaign to fight flu.



Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust’s Staff Flu campaign was bolstered by the support of Leeds United.  

Whites boss Garry Monk joined first team players Ronaldo Vieira, Matt Grimes and Stuart Dallas to launch the Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust’s annual Staff Flu Campaign at their Thorp Arch training complex back in October.

Since then 76.8 per cent of the Trust’s frontline staff have had their flu vaccine- more than any other Community Trust in the country according to figures from NHS Employers.

A special flu fighter team toured health centres across the city giving staff the chance to be vaccinated in their place of work.

Dave Hall, Lead Infection Prevention Nurse at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust said, “This is an amazing achievement given the fact our staff work in over 40 bases across the city. It’s particularly important for staff to have the flu vaccine if they are coming into contact with patients and their families. Flu immunisation is one of the most effective ways we can reduce harm from flu and the pressures on health and social care services that it can cause.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at Leeds united for helping raise awareness of our campaign.”

Leeds United Chief Executive Ben Mansford said, "Leeds United is proud to support the fantastic work of Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and it’s great to see them top of the league. We know only too well that achieving the best results is a team effort, and will continue to work hard to follow them to the top of the table too.”

The figures are reflected nationally, with flu vaccination levels among NHS staff in England reaching almost 62 per cent, a record high.