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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Influenza: Vaccination more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to impose a statutory obligation on the employers of home care workers to provide free influenza vaccinations to their home care employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Mr Andrew Smith more like this
star this property uin 215142 remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
unstar this property answer text <p>We have no plans to mandate the provision of the annual flu vaccination.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Frontline health and social care workers have a duty of care to protect their patients and service users, colleagues and family members from infection. Therefore, as in previous years, free flu immunisation should be offered by National Health Service organisations to all employees directly involved in delivering care. This is not an NHS service, but an occupational health responsibility being provided to NHS staff by employers. Social care providers and independent primary care providers should also consider vaccination of staff.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Health and Social Care Act 2008, Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance, emphasises the need to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that care workers are free of and are protected from exposure to infections that can be caught at work and that all staff are suitably educated in the prevention and control of infection associated with the provision of health and social care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Code of Practice states that registered providers should ensure that policies and procedures are in place in relation to the prevention and control of infection. This includes access to occupational health services and that employers should make vaccine available free of charge to employees if a risk assessment indicates that it is needed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A copy of the Health and Social Care Act 2008, Code of Practice is attached.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215143 more like this
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less than 2014-11-26T17:37:46.477Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T17:37:46.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property file name The Health and Social Care Act 2008- Code of Practice.pdf more like this
star this property title Code of Practice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Andrew Smith remove filter