Last updated 29 May 2018
Stockport Council win national flu fighter care award
Stockport Council’s Health Protection team have been honoured at the national Flu Fighter awards at a ceremony held at the Midland Hotel, Manchester.
Hosted by Daniel Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers and with a keynote speech from Jenni Middleton, editor of the Nursing Times, the awards celebrated the achievements of flu teams and organisations in promoting the flu vaccine to frontline health and social care staff in the season 2017/18.
The Council team won the award in the category of “Flu Fighter Care” and were the only local authority to win an award.
The Flu Fighter Care award was presented by Kenny Gibson from, NHS England who praised the team for their brilliant and proactive engagement with the care sector which ensured all care homes in Stockport had a plan of action to vaccinate their staff and residents. The council team were also applauded for “smashing” their targets for all at risk groups.
Councillor Tom McGee, Stockport Council’s Cabinet member for Health said:
“I’m absolutely delighted that our Council team has been recognised in these highly contested NHS awards. This year we have also topped the flu vaccination league in many categories. This is a fantastic achievement for the council, our local NHS and GP practice teams.”