Tags: Flu

Sick workers trigger flu crisis this winter

Workplace equipment supplier Slingsby is warning businesses to prepare for a major flu epidemic because many people are refusing to take time off work when they are ill which increases the chances of viruses spreading through workplaces. Last year the Office National Statistics revealed the average number of sick days taken by workers fell to…

Outbreak risk from rise of ‘workers-flu’

More than one in three people fear new strains of flu and a possible outbreak of the virus, new research reveals. A study by The Co-operative Pharmacy* has highlighted that workers would contribute to the spread of any flu outbreak by going to work ill and still can’t recognise all of its symptoms. Men would…

Big boost to patient safety as NHS staff flu vaccinations almost triple this year

Almost three times as many front-line NHS staff in England have been vaccinated against flu compared to the same time last year, reveal figures published by the Department of Health today. This is the first published evidence that England’s first ever national NHS staff flu vaccination campaign, run by the NHS Employers Organisation, is making…