Risk Assessment Guidance
All doctors should have a risk assessment, including those returning to the NHS and existing staff.
The BMA has called upon the NHS to introduce an effective system of risk assessment for all doctors, including those from a BAME (black, Asian or minority ethnic) background and ensure that doctors can work in a way that minimises risk to themselves and patients. There's more information and guidance on the BMA website.
A number of guidance documents have been produced. As access to occupational health is simply not available for most practices YORLMC hopes the information below provides a straightforward and robust approach to managing this quickly and effectively and in a way that can be implemented without ambiguity.
- NEY Support risk assessment for staff tool London
- BAME assessment
- BAME risk assessment
- Risk assessment framework for NHS staff
- SAAD score
It is the view of Brian McGregor, YORLMC’s COVID Lead that the Leicester model (otherwise referred to as the Risk Assessment framework for NHS) is the most unhelpful. It is the only model that does not contain a scoring system, and only provides a vague direction covered by a "take expert HR advice and guidance".
3 other risk assessment models are also attached. Each has a clear scoring system and well-defined pathways as to who to remove from frontline work and who to protect. The SAAD assessment and BAME assessment form are Brian McGregor’s preferred options.