Staff deployment pool cessation – 17 February 2021

In response to the challenging demands being placed on our frontline teams, the staff deployment pool has been operating to deploy many non-clinical staff to other teams in the Trust to provide much needed support.

Staff from a wide range of teams and departments have supported in administration roles, in support services, in ward support roles, as ‘runners’ and more. We would like to express our thanks to all those staff who have, at short notice and in difficult times, thrown themselves into new roles with new teams which have often been very different to their usual roles. Thanks too to line managers who have released their staff to support others.

As the number of Covid-19 patients continues to gradually decline, we will be stepping down the staff pool deployment process as of Monday 22 February, and as such will no longer be accepting offers or requests for staff with immediate effect.

If you have a requirement for additional temporary staffing, please now make your request directly to the Staff Bank team rather than to the Staff Pool. Please note that any requests should be forwarded to staffbank.recruitment@addenbrookes.nhs.uk or by contacting the team on ext. 596300, then selecting option 3. Individual bank workers must not be directly approached.

If you still have staff in your team who cannot work in their current roles because of a clinical risk assessment, please contact your divisional head of workforce to discuss deployment options on these grounds. Any staff who are still currently deployed to a different team should remain in their deployed role until required back in their ‘home’ team by their line manager.  Please contact staffpool@addenbrookes.nhs.uk to confirm return dates as applicable.