2020/21 influenza season: letters

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Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England, has written this open letter, alongside the NHS’s most senior clinicians, to more than a million frontline NHS staff imploring them to help protect themselves and the vulnerable patients they might come into contact with from flu, highlighting the extraordinary circumstances this winter with COVID-19 still circulating.



This letter is co-signed by:

  • NHS National Medical Director, Professor Stephen Powis
  • Dr Nikki Kanani, Medical Director of Primary Care
  • Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, Suzanne Rastrick
  • Chief Midwifery Officer, Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent,
  • Chief People Officer, Prerana Issar