Flu

Royal College calls for greater uptake of flu vaccine amongst health and care workers

Royal College calls for greater uptake of flu vaccine amongst health and care workers

Special efforts should be made to increase the uptake of this year’s influenza vaccine amongst health and social care workers, says one of the UK’s leading medical bodies. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow says that getting more staff immunised is vital to ensuring that the NHS can effectively cope with the expected increase in demand that the health service will face this winter. The call comes the week after the UK government announced that it was to extend its flu immunisation scheme to include all those over 50, and the publication of a report by the Academy of Medical Sciences which identified a range of challenges likely to face the health and care system this winter, including:

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College supports new NICE quality standards on rheumatoid arthritis and the uptake of flu vaccination

College supports new NICE quality standards on rheumatoid arthritis and the uptake of flu vaccination

As part of our College being a leading voice on healthcare issues and providing information to the public, we respond to consultations from government and regulators. You can read the responses to consultations on our website. In autumn 2019, we completed the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)’s consultations on “rheumatoid arthritis in […]

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