'Reservoir Docs' encourage jab

Staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have come up with a unique way to urge staff to get the flu jab.

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Video: Flu jab film criticised by health unions

A film made by doctors, designed to encourage health staff to get the flu jab, has caused outrage among trade unions.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital says the video, which the staff who made it have called "Reservoir Docs", has been a success and led to more staff getting the vaccine.

But one of the hospital's leading unions is accusing the trust of being insensitive about violence against NHS employees.

Our correspondent Rachel Townsend has the story:-

'Reservoir Docs' depicts violence against staff says union

Staff at Blackpool Victoria hospital have come under fire for their 'Reservoir Docs' video to encourage staff to get vaccinated against flu.

Sean Gibson from Unison told us:

"The video actually depicts acts of violence against NHS staff. We appreciate what the message was meant to be and Unison supports the vaccination of staff."

He went on to say: "There has been over 50,000 attacks on NHS staff over the last year alone by the general public. Whether this is tongue in cheek or not the depiction of violence against staff on trust property we have problems with.

See the video here.

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