Nurse stars in national flu jab ad campaign

Sister Kate Bulmer

Sister Kate Bulmer

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A specialist Burnley nurse is hoping that her appearance in a new national advertising campaign will help protect people from illness this winter.

Specialist Anticoagulation Sister Kate Bulmer, based at Burnley General Hospital, has a starring role in the new NHS flu vaccination campaign appearing on TV, in print and online. Kate’s calm and reassuring manner in front of the camera was recognised after the 30-year-old nurse sent a home video to producers in London.

She said: “I wanted to do the ad because it features a nurse, doctor and pharmacist – NHS staff that people trust.”

In addition to her starring role on TV, Kate will be “The Face of Flu” when she appears in a number of national magazines including Woman’s Weekly, Woman’s Own, What’s on TV, TV Times, Chat and goodtoknow.

She added: “All my friends have sent me messages saying how excited they were to see me on TV. My little boy George was shouting ‘mummy’s on the tele’ when he saw the ad come on.”

Rossendale resident Kate previously appeared in one of the first episodes of quiz show The Chase.

My little boy George was shouting ‘mummy’s on the tele’ when he saw the ad come on

Sister Kate Bulmer