6.4.20 Deployment of staff during the COVID-19 response
Please see guidance for redeployment of NHS staff during the COVID-19 response
This document has been produced to assist trusts and other organisations in deploying the healthcare science (HCS) workforce in the surge response to coronavirus. It sets out how healthcare scientists support these areas and the issues that need to be addressed, with detailed advice broken down by professional area. It builds on work already being undertaken by HCS staff across the NHS to adapt to the challenges posed by COVID-19.
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the postponement of elective dental care, this multi-skilled workforce could be utilised for increasing surge capacity, as well as ensuring effective resilience across the health and social care system.