Internal Reference Number: FOI_5683
Date Request Received: 02/06/2020 09:07:38
Date Request Replied To: 17/06/2020 09:45:26
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Request Summary: COVID-19 risk assessments for Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff
Request Category: Media
|Question Number 1:|
Simon Stevens and Amanda Pritchard wrote to all NHS trusts and CCG Chief Executives on the 29th of April to advise that employers, on a precautionary basis, should conduct risk assessments for staff at greater risk during the COVID-19 pandemic and to act accordingly.
Has your organisation completed risk assessments on all Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff?
|Answer To Question 1:|
This work has started, and is currently in progress.
|Question Number 2:|
What precautions, if any, have you put in place to protect BAME staff once they've been risk assessed?
|Answer To Question 2:|
Measures taken as result of risk assessments can include self-isolation, redeployment and working from home where appropriate.
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Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.