NHS England has released a letter and guidance to support providers in the vaccination as a condition of deployment (VCOD) for healthcare workers, phase 2 implementation. See also the accompanying frequently asked questions.
Since the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) first made their announcement on 9 November 2021, NHS England and NHS Improvement has written to the system (10 Nov letter, 6 Dec letter) and has engaged with DHSC, NHS Employers, Social Partnership Forum and wider stakeholders to develop Phase 1 Planning and Preparation Guidance for the service alongside resources available to support staff vaccination uptake. Now, to support you to meet the new regulatory requirements, they are sharing with you:
- Phase 2: VCOD Implementation guidance
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Information on a VCOD Workforce Vaccination History Solution to assist Trusts with understanding the vaccination status of their workforce
- Details of a new repository on FutureNHS for all VCOD-related information and resources
Read letter and guidance
Source: NHS England