HEE recognises and values the significant contribution all our healthcare learners, including doctors in training, make to the delivery of care for patients. We know our learners are dedicated and committed professionals who act to help patients in need.
In exceptional circumstances this may mean they need to work in different clinical areas or even in a different provider within their local healthcare system.However, it is important that these circumstances are truly exceptional and any that diversion of doctors, or others from their training/ normal professional responsibilities does not become normalised.
HEE provides guidance for Trusts, GP practices or other healthcare settings facing exceptional pressures andwill do everything we can to reduce the impact on learning and training progression of any placement move or change in service provision. The exceptional nature of such circumstances will be taken into account when assessing progress against curricula during this time.
Our Postgraduate Deans and Regional teams will monitor any exceptional circumstances and liaise closely with our education providers.
HEE policy and procedure for management pandemic and major infectious diseases can be read in the attachment below.