COVID-19 is impacting businesses and organisations across the country, and Nurseline Healthcare is no different. We are following Government guidance and the advice of the NHS in what is a difficult time, and as such there have been changes made to the ways in which we work. Please see our FAQs for further information on how this might impact you as either a clinician or client.
Our clients will soon need to keep records of vaccination or exemption status for their own compliance, and without this you may be unable to support in services and packages you are currently working in or new sites in the future.Our Compliance Team and/or Clinician Care Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have around vaccinations.
We have a general risk assessment in place for our clinicians, which can be found here.
It is important to note that our risk assessment covers all considerations of risk for our clinicians including those when they’re not working in services such as when they’re in training, commuting to and from work etc.
Once a clinician enters your service they should be covered by your own staffing risk assessments, guidance and policies as any other member of your team would be, including your COVID-19 risk assessments, policies and procedures.
You have a duty of care to ensure that all staff and visitors are kept safe and infection control is minimised in all areas, including the provision of the required level of PPE for all tasks based on Public Health England guidance.
If a clinician reports an incident relating to an infection control or safety breach it will be fully investigated by Nurseline Healthcare, which may result in withdrawal of our services.
We do not currently undertake any regular testing for our clinicians but encourage them to book their own tests through the government testing sites.
If you wish for a clinician(s) to demonstrate a negative test result (such as when they start work in a new service or on a new package) please get in touch with us through our Bookings Team by calling 0345 894 2264 (option 2) or emailing email@example.com and we will discuss your request.
As many providers are now required to carry out full-service testing on a regular basis it is our view that our clinicians working within your services should be included as part of this process as it allows you to ensure that everyone working within the service has been tested.
Nurseline Healthcare fully support this inclusive approach and simply request that you inform us when tests are carried out, so we are able to update and maintain our records. Please call the Bookings Team on 0345 894 2264 option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important that you get in touch with our Bookings Team on 0345 894 2264 or your Account Manager as soon as possible.
All clinicians and nurses that have potentially been exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 will need to be contacted, along with any other services they may have worked in since they’ve been exposed to the virus.