NHS Trust chiefs plead for double jabbed staff who test negative to be exempt ...

NHS Trust chiefs plead for double jabbed staff who test negative to be exempt ...
NHS Trust chiefs plead for double jabbed staff who test negative to be exempt ...
'Free medics from quarantine rules': Forcing doctors and nurses to isolate after contact with Covid cases fuels staff crisis, NHS chiefs warn NHS Trust chiefs are pleading for medics who have been double jabbed and test negative to be allowed to return to front line duty instead of isolating for 10 days  Others say staff are 'sick of wearing masks' ahead of potential rule relaxation  NHS is facing record backlog of 5.1million waiting for care in wake of pandemic 

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Forcing doctors and nurses to self-isolate after contact with Covid cases is fuelling staff shortages and must be scrapped, health leaders have said.

One NHS trust chief executive said medics who have had both jabs and tested negative are pleading to return to the frontline.

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But current rules mean they must isolate for ten days – making it harder for the NHS to tackle the record backlog of 5.1million people waiting for care. 

The senior health boss said: ‘The rules around self-isolation need a rethink. I’ve got lots of medics who are saying, “I’m double jabbed, I’ve done a flow test, I’m negative, can I come back to work?”.’

They added: ‘Covid-positive patients are nowhere near as sick as before but we’ve also got 130, 140, registered nurses off isolating and this is a big issue.’

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