Supporting our patients to stay well this winter Our Patient Transport Service (PTS) is helping people to stay well this winter by sharing important health information. Staff are making the most of time spent transporting patients to and from appointments by taking the opportunity to hand out leaflets about the seasonal flu vaccination. The leaflets include information about who is eligible for the free vaccination and who to speak to for further advice. Over 1.5 million patient journeys are undertaken by PTS every year, supporting patients across Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cumbria, to get to and from non-emergency medical appointments. Every few months, the service will refresh its health information leaflets to tie in with priority campaigns, such as general winter health and falls prevention messages. With a focus on health promotion and prevention, the initiative is part of Transforming Patient Care, a two-year programme that will see us make a number of developments to our services to improve care for patients.