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Managing the COVID-19 vaccination in Social Care organisations

As the government’s vaccination roll-out plan is now well underway, we are starting to see some health and social care organisations making decisions such as not employing staff who refuse to be vaccinated.

A recent article by the Evening Express shares some very interesting data that has been obtained from care providers that states between 5 and 21% of staff in different organisations have been offered the vaccine and refused it.

Barchester’s CEO, Pete Calveley, told BBC Radio 4 that “it is our duty to do everything in our power to protect our service users and staff”. Barchester are just one of a number of health and social care providers who have adopted a new policy whereby they will not hire new staff who have refused to have a COVID-19 vaccination on non-medical grounds.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/care-home-group-will-not-hire-staff-who-have-refused-covid-vaccine-40023323.html

Professor Martin Marshall, chair of the Royal College of GPs, said “front-line health and social care staff are quite rightly considered a priority for vaccination because they are at high risk of contracting the virus. Getting vaccinated will help protect themselves, their colleagues and their patients.”

We have started to uncover action plans from a handful of our customers who are taking various measures to ensure their staff have been vaccinated. With stories like Barchester’s in mind, what is your stance and how are you managing COVID-19 vaccinations in your organisation or service?

 

As a specialist, family-run recruitment business, we provide a proactive and consultative approach to recruitment. We help organisations to target issues such as continuity of staffing, reducing spend where you have a high volume of agency usage and supporting those who have specific talent requirements or are in hard to fill locations. We can help with any immediate staffing requirements or longer-term recruitment projects to ultimately save you time and money on agency spend.

We want to let you know that we are here to support you, and if you would like any more information on the above or to discuss how else we can support your service, please let us know. To get in touch, my contact details are 03305 552233 and my email address is bencarter@ajrecruitment.com.

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