NELFT: Mandatory vaccines could hit staffing in east London
Mandatory jabs could deal 'big hit' to east London NHS staffing, says health boss
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Health staff numbers in east London could be dealt a “big hit” by making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory, an NHS leader has warned.
Nine in ten staff are already vaccinated at North East London Foundation NHS Trust (NELFT), which provides community and mental health services across east London.
However, by April 2022, nearly all of the trust’s 6,500 staff must be fully vaccinated, following a government decision earlier this month.
This requirement could cause a significant drop in staff numbers, NELFT’s medical director Dr Caroline Allum told a board meeting on Tuesday, November 23.
She said: “We sat down and did a big survey about the impact vaccinations would have; we went back to …
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