PERFORMANCE: North Tyneside PCT has highlighted the success of a GP practice which has increased uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine among the eligible population by around 20 percentage points, to achieve the highest figure in the region.

Monkseaton Medical Centre in Whitley Bay has vaccinated over 90 per cent of eligible patients in 2011-12.

The PCT said the GPs had achieved it by setting up a working group in summer last year, discussing good practice, contacting other successful practices. All eligible patients were sent a letter from the practice inviting them to attend one of two sessions and practice patient reference group members sought feedback on the approach.