Attain, the UK’s largest independent health advisory and delivery organisation, are extending the roll-out of a pro-bono service to hospitals to provide an assessment of staff ‘at risk’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the pandemic many individuals, teams and organisations are having to work in unprecedented ways with different shift patterns and unfamiliar temporary team structures. Additionally, a subset of trust staff fall within higher risk categories in terms of COVID-19 exposure depending on age and other factors such as underlying conditions. These factors may increase the likelihood of prolonged absence from work and severe illness or even death. This assessment approach provides analysis and a toolkit to identify which teams are affected to enable action planning to best protect those members of staff, contingency plan for prolonged absences and the continuation of key services.
The service is designed to:
This has been deployed at multiple trusts and has been used to inform the allocation of staff in respect of COVID-19 patient exposure, to reduce risk of infection for ‘higher risk’ staff members, to inform contingency staffing including temporary staffing for specific services and to inform the role of estates planning for delivery of services.
If your hospital or organisation would like to find out more, and to access this service free of charge, please contact Attain.