2018/19 Flu Vaccination Survey for the Health and Social Care and Hospice Workforce

Closes 5 Aug 2019

Opened 24 Jun 2019

Overview

Why am I being asked to fill out a survey?

We want to gain a better understanding of uptake of flu vaccination across the Social Care and Hospice workforce in 2018/19, including any social care regulated service - care homes, domiciliary care, shared lives, but also supported living and special schools, along with personal assistants employed by service users. 

The results of the survey will help us to understand how the flu vaccine is provided across the sector, so we can plan the future of the programme.

This survey has been developed in a partnership between the Care Association Alliance, the Care Provider Alliance, Hospice UK, the Local Government Association, Skills for Care, and NHS England to help provide an estimate of the uptake of flu vaccination across the Social Care and Hospice workforce in 2018/19.

Care Association Alliance        Hospice UK  The Care Provider Alliance

Why is being vaccinated against flu important?

Ensuring that staff are vaccinated against flu helps protect patients and residents, staff who care for them, and helps ensure the health and social care system is resilient during the winter period. 

During the 2018/19 flu season, 69.9% of acute respiratory outbreaks occurred in care homes (source: Public Health England, May 2019). By providing flu vaccination to Social Care and Hospice workers we can help keep people healthy during flu season.

As you will know, NHS England now offers the flu vaccine to Social Care and Hospice workers through GPs and community pharmacies, to complement occupational health programmes provided by employers, to help increase vaccine uptake. 

Who should complete the survey?

These questions ask about how many staff received the flu vaccine, and how the vaccine was provided in your organisation. You may wish to consider who is best placed to respond to these questions before completing the survey.

Will my answers be shared?

This survey is anonymous – you do not need to give your organisation’s name, and we will not receive or share any information that can identify you or your organisation. The overall results will be shared with providers by representative partner organisations. 

What is the closing date?

Please complete the survey by 5 August 2019.

Thank you for your participation.

Publishing Approval Reference 000605

Audiences

  • Social care providers

Interests

  • Primary care
  • Public
  • Commissioning