We are approaching what is considered historically the height of
the flu season and national reports are showing an increase in flu
activity over the past two weeks.

The Department of Health has issued a letter given permission
for antiviral medicines to be prescribed to those patients
presenting with flu like symptoms which is always an indicator that
flu activity is worsening.

Staff are reminded of the need to protect themselves against the
flu as well as patients, family, friends and work colleagues from
the flu and the best way of achieving this is to have the flu
vaccine. We will continue to offer the vaccine to all staff
throughout the first two months of this year and below is a list of
local Flu Fighters that can be contacted to facilitate the
administration of the vaccine.



Ashford Make Ready Centre

Gary Balderston and Gary Turley, Kelli
Sullivan (Admin)

Thanet Make Ready Centre

Gary Evans

Paddock Wood Make Ready Centre

Penny Scrimgeour

Hastings Make Ready Centre

Nigel Hammond

Chertsey Make Ready Centre

Cordina Marshall

West Sussex ODA

Keith Foord

Guildford ODA

Clare Loosemore

North Kent ODA

Rebecca Brien (Dartford) – Lee Edwards, Sam
Plumb (Medway) – All CTL’s Sittingbourne / Sheppey

Brighton ODA


Eastbourne ODA

Rebecca Francis, Tamsin Harwood and Rebecca

Redhill ODA

Christopher Neal

Coxheath EOC and offices

Emma Stone and Aide Hogan

Lewes EOC and offices

Johann Chapman and Nikki Dart

Banstead EOC and offices

Christopher Conley

Ashford 111

Kate Seaman

Any staff that have been vaccinated outside of the Trust please
let your local Flu Fighter know so that you can be added to the
uptake list or if easier e-mail Aide Hogan – adrian.hogan@secamb.nhs.uk