Dear NHS Trust or Clinical Commissioning group,

On behalf of Sky News, I am trying to obtain an answer to the following questions.

I would appreciate a response as detailed as possible please.

"Simon Stevens and Amanda Pritchard wrote to all NHS trusts and CCG Chief Executives on the 29th of April to advise that employers, on a precautionary basis, should conduct risk assessments for staff at greater risk during the COVID-19 pandemic and to act accordingly.
Has your organisation completed risk assessments on all Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff?
AND
What precautions, if any, have you put in place to protect BAME staff once they've been risk assessed?"

Yours faithfully,

Inzamam Rashid

Legal Services, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Inzamam,

Thank you for your FOI request which is receiving attention.

Yours Sincerely

Vicky Townsend
Legal Services Support Officer
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Kings Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 4ET

[email address]
01553 613998
Working hours Mon, Tues 0830 to 1615 & Wed 0830 to 1300

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Heywood, Martin, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Inzamam,

Further to our recent acknowledgment, our Director of Human Resources states that the Trust is completing risk assessments for all staff classified as high risk including BAME staff and any measures that are put in place are based on the outcome of the risk assessment. This includes modifying work practices, home working, movement to lower risk areas to support measures and also enhanced PPE.

Regards

Martin Heywood
Legal Services Manager

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
Gayton Road
Kings Lynn
PE30 4ET
Email: [email address]
Tel: 01553 613521
Fax : 01553 613426
Web : www.qehkl.nhs.uk

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