6 Supporting staff, including staff who are self-isolating

6 Supporting staff, including staff who are self-isolating

6.1 If a healthcare professional needs to self-isolate, ensure that they can continue to help by: 

  • enabling telephone or video consultations and attendance at multidisciplinary team meetings

  • identifying patients who are suitable for remote monitoring and follow up and those who are vulnerable and need support

  • carrying out tasks that can be done remotely, such as entering data.

6.2 Staff who test positive for or have symptoms of COVID‑19 should self-isolate and not return to working directly with haematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients until they:

6.3 Staff should participate in screening programmes for asymptomatic COVID-19 to ensure that services can minimise potential transmission. Prioritise HSCT programme staff for hospital COVID-19 screening programmes. [29 July 2020]

6.4 Support staff to keep in touch as much as possible, to support their mental wellbeing.

6.5 Provide all staff with visible leadership and supportive messaging, to maintain morale.

6.6 Take account of the information on the NHS Employers website about good partnership working and issues to consider when developing local plans to combat COVID‑19.