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Health Professions: Training

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 111514, tabled on 25 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential cost to the public purse of training new doctors and nurses in the event that the mandatory covid-19 vaccine policy results in existing staff leaving the NHS.

Answered on

2 March 2022

Following public consultation and consideration of the latest clinical evidence on the Omicron variant, the Government has revoked the regulations requiring COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment in health and care settings.