Health and Care’s Top 70 Stars

Joanne Reynard

The NHS Employers flu fighter team would like to nominate Joanne Reynard for her exceptional dedication to the flu fighter campaign, both at a local and a national level. Jo is an Infection Prevention and Control nurse and on top of her duties she is also the flu lead at Leeds Community NHS Trust where she has been pivotal in driving vaccination uptake in their frontline health care workers. She was awarded flu fighter champion at the national flu fighter awards in April after being nominated by 3 different people who described her in the warmest terms.  Jo is someone we feel the word tenacity was invented. 

The flu fighter team support the NHS in vaccinating frontline healthcare workers against flu with uptake figures increasing each year. Jo has shown outstanding commitment to the flu fighter campaign, working tirelessly at a local level, both at the forefront and behind the scenes promoting their campaigns with original mascots, posters, communications on local radio and developing new tools to streamline their processes, just to name a few. Leeds Community is now one of the top community trusts with the highest uptake this year and Jo was instrumental in making this happen. Not only does Jo focus on frontline healthcare staff, she has also done a lot of work with Leeds City Council which has led to over250 more council staff being vaccinated.   

 Jo has also been valuable in helping the flu fighter team raise awareness at a national level, supporting NHS Employers during our social media campaign #jabathon by running the @NHS account on Twitter promoting key flu messages and working with the team to have a live flu vaccination session during this week. She also helped us create and starred in national videos to promote flu fighter.

The above is just a few things we can list about Jo. All in all she goes above and beyond for the flu fighter campaign every year and has been a vital promoter of the vaccine and its importance for frontline healthcare workers and our patients. Jo is definitely our flu fighter champion and deserves so much to be recognised for her continuous efforts.

edited on May 9, 2018 by Lucy Burke

Christian Bengoa 6 months ago

Joanne Reynard deserves this recognition more than anyone for her amazing work on flu, but also other infection prevention and control initiatives. Her enthusiasm is an inspiration in itself.

Ian Whitehill 6 months ago

I have known Jo for many years and it would be difficult to find some one as dedicated and professional.

Sarah Ewart 6 months ago

It would be well deserved, Jo's gives everything to everything she undertakes, and flu has been a bo

Sarah Ewart 6 months ago

Jo deserves this, she gives everything to any task she undertakes and Flu fighting has been a big focys and success for her and the LCH team

Dave Hall 6 months ago

Jo has worked tirelessly to promote the frontline healthcare worker flu vaccination campaign and deserves full recognition for her dedicated, determined and enthusiastic approach to the programme.

Elaine Overton 6 months ago

Commitment to the care and protection of others. Jo’s enthusiasm is ‘infectious’ & is a driving force in her success.

catherine harrison 6 months ago

well done jo fantastic hard work to be recognised as flu campaign not easy. Jo is enthusiastic and hard working and deserves a nomination.

Carole Hallam 6 months ago

Jo you are an inspiration to so many, we loved you flu vaccine campaign, it was full of energy, fun and innovation to engage with health care staff about the importance of having a flu vaccine....well done!

patricia keeney 6 months ago

Jo has worked relentlessly with the flu campaign in Leeds Community Healthcare Trust. Her enthusiasm and energy is unwavering .She has an incedible ability to think out of the box and her creativity with a sense of fun has brought an innovative approach to the campaign, making it an amazing success.

Jeanette Wood 6 months ago

Jo worked tirelessly and with great energy for the staff flu vaccination campaign (and raised the vaccine profile and uptake rates in the community trust and local authority). Jo is dedicated in her work and uses fun, enthusiasm and innovation to improve and develop Infection Prevention and Control.

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