NMC responds to UK-REACH study on health and care workers Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy

Published on 29 April 2021

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Responding to today's UK-REACH study findings on Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy amongst health and care workers - part of the largest and most comprehensive research project seeking to understand the impact of Covid-19 on ethnic minority health and care workers - Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Executive and Registrar for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), said:

"As the professional regulator for nearly 725,000 nursing and midwifery professionals across all four countries of the UK, I'm glad we're playing our part in supporting this vital research.

"We know the Covid-19 vaccine helps to keep us safe from this awful virus, as well as protecting the people we care for. Today's findings are another important step to help us understand what we all need to do to support professionals, particularly those from ethnic minority backgrounds, to take up the vaccine, whenever it's appropriate.

"It's equally critical that we recognise and address the reasons preventing professionals from ethnic minority backgrounds from taking up the vaccine and take action, for example, by promoting more appropriate inclusive communications."


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