Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, said the issue of mandatory vaccination for nurses is not a fitness to practise issue.

In NMC Council papers published, Ms Sutcliffe wrote:

“The NMC’s response to the Department of Health and Social Care’s decision on mandatory vaccinations for care home staff was welcomed. Whilst the NMC would encourage professionals to take up vaccinations in compliance with government requirements and to protect themselves and the people they care for, mandatory vaccination was a matter for employers and not a Fitness to Practise matter.”

 

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