Redeployment - FAQs
|Yes, there is a possibility. You need to have a discussion with your TPD or FPD about whether you should be considered for redeployment. We hope that this will be for a month at a time on a rolling basis. If this happens your hospital should ensure that you have been asked to work within your competencies, have been appropriately inducted to your new responsibilities and have been provided with the correct safety equipment to allow you to undertake your new role. Both you and your hospital should log the times when you have been asked to move to a new role in this way and feed this back to the Training Programme Management team at NES.|
The Cabinet Secretary for Health has confirmed that this will be the case.
Where possible the answer to this is yes. If any opt-out is agreed between you and the hospital where you work, this should be formally rescinded once the outbreak is over.
Government guidance is that should not work beyond your recognised competencies - 'staff should only be transferred to alternative duties, where they have the skills and competencies to do so, and/or where appropriate refresher training could be provided' (DL 2020/3)
|GPST1s and GPST3s in practices will not be deployed elsewhere as they will have an important clinical role within the community. FY2s based in General Practice may be deployed by the DME of the health board elsewhere. FPDs will aim to discuss the deployment with trainees if the clinical situation permits. A process has been agreed between Scotland Deanery and DMEs. GPST1s and GPST2s in hospital posts may also be moved to other areas depending on the clinical need. Again, the aim is to discuss such deployments with the trainee via the GP TPD/APGD.|
|Community for triage and assessment have been set up in all health board areas. They will continue to be staffed by senior clinicians. The hubs will provide additonal experience for trainees who undertake sessions at these centres. If the sessions are undertaken outwith normal working hours, they can be counted towards your OOH requirements. We would expect there to be appropriate supervision, induction and appropriate PPE if working in these centres.|