NHSBSA launches staff risk assessment survey
Community pharmacy contractors are being asked to declare their progress on performing COVID-19 risk assessments for their staff.
At the end of June, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) requested that individual risk assessments for at least staff in at-risk group (including Black, Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME) staff) should be completed within a month (see the PSNC news article here). They have now authorised the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) to collect information about the progress of community pharmacy contractors over the course of July; similar information is also being requested from the other primary care contractors.
There will be two windows for collection:
- 9am on 9th July to 11.59pm on 17th July; and
- 9am on 24th July to 11.59pm on 31st July.
Contractors are asked to submit a declaration in each window, even if all staff assessments were completed during the first.
Both the PDA and the NPA have published risk assessment templates that contractors could use.
NHSBSA has contacted all pharmacies via NHSmail, but information can also be found on the NHSBSA website.
Further support and guidance on undertaking individual staff risk assessments can be found on our PPE, staff safety and security webpage.