Another week of challenges and contrasts for everyone as we constantly readjust to the changing COVID-19 situation. Concerns for healthcare staff who will be at the sharp end of clinical management have highlighted the need for clear placement advice in the workplace. The link below is to a new FOM information sheet, released today:
COVID-19 Keeping our Workforce Safe
Healthcare staff with underlying health conditions: implications and adjustments
This has been developed by FOM colleagues, in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians, to assist occupational physicians and OH teams to contribute to the best management of healthcare staff, for whom there are concerns about specific vulnerability to COVID-19. Although focused towards the NHS, we hope that it may be useful in other settings. We recognise that there is always a need to take careful account of any local or workplace issues whether in healthcare settings or elsewhere, which require additional consideration in the risk assessment process. FOM will keep this document under review.
Dr Anne de Bono
President, Faculty of Occupational Medicine