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VCOD and healthcare workers – Getting ready to meet the requirement

19 January 2022

This webinar took place on Tuesday 25 January 2022 and is now available on-demand. 

We invite you to an on-demand webinar looking at the key legal and practical implications for healthcare employers arising from the NHS England VCOD Guidance issued on 14 January 2022 and actions required in Phase 2 implementation stage.

Issues covered in the session will include: 

  • Update on Key Dates and Timelines
  • Who is in scope
  • What the Guidance says about Collective Consultation
  • Handling the Process
    • Scope of the requirement
    • Union engagement
    • Formal review processes
    • Notice of Dismissal
    • Redeployment
    • Reallocation of Duties
    • Working Notice Periods v PILON
    • Equality Impact considerations
  • Using data to establish vaccination status and data protection measures required for handling of the data. 

VCOD and Healthcare Workers: Getting ready to meet the requirements

Our speakers

Jacqui Atkinson

Jacqui Atkinson

Head of Employment Healthcare

Jacqui joined us as our national Head of Employment Healthcare in June 2018. She joined the firm having previously spent 10 years establishing and heading up the Capsticks employment team in Birmingham and wanted to move to a practice which would be ready to meet the changing demands of the NHS as it continues to transform itself into system working and integrated healthcare systems.
Jacqui has over 20 years’ experience in advising Trust Boards and senior NHS managers on employment issues in the health and care sector. In the last year Jacqui has provided thought leadership on many key workforce issues arising out of Covid-19 and has helped to support healthcare clients to support them as the system transformed to become flexible and agile to meet the demands of Covid 19. This has included supporting CCGs and NHS Trusts in sharing the workforce across the NHS and from the private sector. From a very early stage Jacqui was instrumental in setting up a Covid-19 information hub for clients and delivering webinars nationally on key issues to support the sector with one of the most challenging periods in the history of the NHS.
The expending employment healthcare practice now comprises a client base which ranges from CCGs, Provider organisations, care homes, dental and GP practices and independent healthcare hospitals. This enables us to provide employment expertise, policy advice and thought leadership which reflects our thorough understanding of the healthcare system as a whole.
Jacqui has built up a strong reputation for her strategic advice, tactics and expertise in advising Trusts on a whole range of employment issues. She is known within the region as the go to lawyer for managing Doctors performance, conduct and capability issues.

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Helen Badger

Helen Badger


Helen specialises in employment within health, social care and education.

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Bridget Prosser

Bridget Prosser


Bridget is an Employment Partner with 20 years’ experience in all aspects of employment law.

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