The Board has been made aware that the publication of its supervision policy and the documented levels of supervision required, has created several questions around its implementation. The Board’s understanding is that these questions are regarding those practitioners registered in training scopes. The Board is currently considering this matter and will provide further advice to the sector regarding implementation of the policy in due course.

The Board wishes to advise that in the interim, the status quo i.e., the level of supervision required before the policy was released, for those in “trainee scopes” remains.

Covid -19

Guidance on who is covered by the health worker vaccination order

The below letter from the Ministry of Health outlines additonal guidance on who is covered by the health worker vaccination order.

Ministry of Health - Joining the surge workforce

As you are aware, the community outbreaks are rapidly evolving and the country needs more practitioners to help in the fight against COVID-19.

If you know of any retired or non-practising colleagues/friends who might be able to lend a helping hand to join the surge workforce, please ask them to register their interest at Hands Up.

For the latest information on COVID-19 advice for health professionals, please see the information from the Ministry of Health below: