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NHSE&I calls out for COVID-19 risk assessments

Complete in next four weeks

June 29th 2020

Tagged: HR Zone news England COVID19

By Ailsa Colquhoun

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have written to NHS providers requesting the urgent completion of staff risk assessments.

In light of the risks to healthcare staff posed by the COVID-19 outbreak, the letter from NHSE&I outlines the responsibilities of employers as well as the support available to help them.

In particular, NHSE&I set a deadline saying that individual risk assessments for at least staff in at-risk groups (including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff) should be completed within the next four weeks.

NHSE&I refers to the following resources which may assist:

The letter also contains an annex highlighting examples of good practice.

Read the NHSE&I letter on risk assessments for at-risk staff groups