Implications of mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for healthcare students
The Department of Health and Social Care in England has recently announced that all NHS staff will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 if they wish to be deployed in roles that involve face to face contact with service users.
The Medical Schools Council recognises the importance of Covid-19 vaccination and understands the decision to mandate it for staff in NHS England. Due to the nature of healthcare courses, clinical placements in the NHS form an essential part of a student’s education, placing them within the mandate.
To support HEIs and students, the MSC has produced a paper outlining the implications of the new mandate for HEIs training healthcare students.
Download the paper