ESR - Supporting the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
In order to support the roll out of the vaccinations for Covid-19 ESR has been working with NHS England and NHS Improvement to introduce a new set of competencies aimed at helping Organisations identify and track the roles of those supporting the vaccination roll out. The 14 new role specific competencies have been now been made available in ESR together with vaccine specific competencies which will allow organisations to identify those who have completed this e-Learning.
Role Based Competencies
The 14 role based competencies support the recruitment drive underway to identify and train those needed to help support the vaccination programme. Organisations can utilise the competencies in ESR by allocating them as a requirement against specific positions making it easy to identify and report on who has completed the necessary training to support the rollout.
Vaccine Specific Competencies
By adding competencies to the nationally available e-Learning Organisations are quickly able to see who has completed the vaccine specific learning. Currently linked to the national e-Learning there are Pfizer BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca competencies in ESR.
More details can be found in ESR User Notice UN2979 and UN2981.
By adding these nationally any individual who has been allocated the competencies will also be able to benefit from the supporting capability in Inter Authority Transfer should they move around the service. In addition where an employee works across more than one organisation their Competency records can be synchronised to avoid duplication of training where appropriate.
Organisations can utilise existing ESR BI reporting capability to review the use of the competencies within ESR against the employees. The BI Compliance Dashboard has a suite of reports designed to help monitor and manage employees and the competencies they require. The Selective Competency Matching Tab within the dashboard contains a number of reports including giving you the ability to highlight specific competencies and review which employees have those.