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Deputy launches vaccination tracking for frontline healthcare employers

by maria

London Deputy, the workforce management app, has announced features to help employers to easily track staff vaccination records and ask pre-shift questions to confirm fitness to work. The updates follow last month’s UK government announcement that vaccines are to be compulsory for frontline health staff.

The regulations, due to come into force on 1 April, subject to Parliamentary approval, will apply to health and social care workers who have direct, face-to-face contact with people while providing care. This will include hundreds of thousands of  doctors, nurses, dentists and domiciliary care workers, unless they are exempt.

David Kelly, General Manager EMEA at Deputy, said:

“With 16 weeks to the deadline, health and social care providers now have an enormous administrative burden to manage. They will need to audit the vaccine status of their staff, run consultations, potentially prepare to make dismissals, and have an eye on recruiting and training new staff.

“The NHS is already struggling with staff shortages. Covid has only made matters worse. With staffing already under pressure, losing further workers will now be a worry for healthcare employers.”

Keeping track of employee vaccinations stands to be a time-consuming process. To support managers through this difficult time, Deputy can help to record the status of all employees.

A training tag can be created within the Deputy app that identifies an individual’s vaccination status, including the dates they received their vaccinations, so employers can ensure compliance and schedule staff accordingly.

More information about this process can be found here.

A pre-shift questionnaire can also be used to verify that employees are fit to work when they are vaccinated. Employers can set up questions for staff to answer before they can clock on for a shift. They can ask one question or multiple questions such as whether they have any Covid-19 symptoms or whether they have a recent negative Covid-19 test result.

Depending on the employee’s answer, managers can take appropriate action including choosing to not allow a team member to commence their shift. Employees can also upload a copy of a Covid-19 test result if required. Find out more about this here.

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