Interim Guidance to support staff from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds
Please see below guidance to support staff from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds. We are aware that there is emerging evidence that people from this group may be disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Further research and reviews are still underway and we await the result of these. Meanwhile, the health and wellbeing of our health and social care staff is a key priority and we are aware that many BAME staff may be feeling anxious and wish to discuss how best to protect themselves and their families at this difficult time. The below interim guidance is to help you and your placement area by setting out best practice that should be adopted to support BAME staff.
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background staff with underlying health conditions and disabilities, who are over 70, or who are pregnant should be individual risk assessed, and appropriate reasonable or workforce adjustments should be made following a risk assessment.
Individuals who feel they are at risk should contact their placement board for an occupational risk assessment to be arranged. Placement board contact information can be found here https://hub.nes.digital/contact-us/
If you are a Nursing and Midwifery student and feel you are at risk, you should contact Sheila Findlay at firstname.lastname@example.org for an occupational risk assessment to be arranged.