Clearer data is now emerging on specific risk factors for individuals relating to COVID-19 infection. Proper risk assessments for medical staff are therefore imperative, but this is a big challenge given the large number of staff to be assessed and underfunded occupational health departments.
As the number of cases of COVID-19 grows daily it is clear that the NHS is going to be under pressure over the next few weeks and months. We know that Trainees will want to do everything they can to care for patients, but we also know that Trainees will have concerns and questions.
The RCP can help international doctors who have already found a suitable post in the UK (route A), and also frequently interviews applicants in their own country before matching successful candidates to suitable posts (route B).