Staff Influenza vaccinations

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Dear West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

I am interested in how ambulance services are helping their staff
to receive influenza immunisations, which is an important aspect
for both staff and patient wellbeing.

I looked at the following PHE document and have the following
questions:
Seasonal influenza vaccine uptake amongst frontline healthcare
workers (HCWs) in England
February survey 2014/15
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...

1) Are the figures in the PHE report for your Ambulance Service and
shown below correct?

PHE REPORT
% Vaccine Uptake, Cumulative To
Feb 15 Jan 14 Difference
North West Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 56.1 41.2 14.9
South East Coast Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 55.8 48.6 7.2
East Midlands Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 49.3 41.8 7.5
Yorkshire Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 47.4 47.1 0.3
London Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 44.0 47.0 -3.0
South Western Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 44.0 66.4 -22.4
East Of England Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 41.6 26.7 14.9
South Central Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 37.7 38.5 -0.8
Neambulance Service Nhs Foundation Trust 34.6 29.9 4.7
West Midlands Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 34.4 31.3 3.1

2) The number of flu doses given increased by 473 from 2013/14 to
2014/15, and the % vaccinated increased from 31% to 34%.
Staff involved in patient care increased by 1,115.

The service has one of the lowest immunisation rates of Ambulance Services, are there particular reasons for this?

Involved In Patient Care
February 2015 January 2014 Difference
North West Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 3432 4480 -1048
South East Coast Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 2916 2888 28
East Midlands Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 2929 2714 215
Yorkshire Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 3060 3204 -144
London Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 2839 2995 -156
South Western Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 3121 2508 613
East Of England Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 4107 3081 1026
South Central Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 2079 2001 78
North East Ambulance Service Nhs Foundation Trust 2080 2064 16
West Midlands Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 3967 2852 1115

Flu Doses Given
February 2015 January 2014 Difference
North West Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 1927 1847 80
South East Coast Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 1626 1405 221
East Midlands Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 1445 1134 311
Yorkshire Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 1451 1510 -59
London Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 1249 1407 -158
South Western Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 1374 1665 -291
East Of England Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 1709 824 885
South Central Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 784 770 14
North East Ambulance Service Nhs Foundation Trust 720 617 103
West Midlands Ambulance Service Nhs Trust 1366 893 473

3) The average % vaccine uptake for ambulance services is
substantially lower than for Hospitals. Are there reasons for
this, what is the West Midlands Ambulance Service planning to do for
the 2015/16 winter vaccine uptake, and does it have a target for
2015/16?

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Kembler

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Kind Regards

 

Mitchell Tromans

Information Governance Apprentice

 

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Headquarters

Direct Tel:  01384 246372

 

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Good afternoon

Please see the attached response to your recent request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

We have also attached a quick survey and we were wondering if we could spare a few moments of your time to complete and return to either myself or the Head of information Governance [email address] to help us improve the service we currently provide.

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Lynsey Bull
Freedom of Information & Document Control Officer
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
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Tel: 01384 451662

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