The Faculty has released its latest guidance on Vaccination and Testing, please download it here .
Dr Steve Nimmo, Faculty President, said: “Throughout the pandemic Occupational Health professionals have provided critical support to businesses and organisations in managing risk and protecting workers.
“Occupational Health professionals should continue to encourage the uptake of COVID-19 vaccine on a voluntary basis to protect individuals and populations. We fully understand the difficult policy decisions the government has to make in protecting the population. There is a live debate about whether NHS staff should be vaccinated as a condition of employment.
“It is our professional advice that a voluntary system is the correct ethical approach and would result in higher vaccination rates.”