Editorial Comment

COVID Passports 2021

Now that Care staff are required to be double vaccinated the Covid-19 Passport will have an extra lease of life as it will too when all NHS and Practice staff are required to be vaccinated.

You can at present ask for a hard copy passport or down load a time limited version to show your nightclub or passport control on your holiday abroad.

But is there now a role for the passport to play for frontline NHS staff to show their employer. There is something niggling me though about who should be allowed to walk into NHS premises or GP surgeries. The requirement to be double vaccinated applies to visitors and workers employed by other parts of the NHS.

Clearly there will need to be a vetting system in place and a way to show and check the validity of a passport.

One wonders cynically tmy why this has not been done before. And is the booster vaccine going to be recorded on the passport too!


Robert Campbell

By Robert Campbell<br><img src="" alt="Robert Campbell" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>

Started work writing medical cards in 1966 at Staffordshire Executive Council. Have worked at Inner London Executive Council, Hertfordshire Executive Council, Lambeth Southwark and Lewisham FPC, Birmingham FPC, Dudley FPC and Wakefield FPC and Family Health Services Authority. I was seconded to the NHS Appeals Unit and have worked as a full time GP practice manager since 1992 until 2010. I was also an AMSPAR trainer at Park Lane College, Leeds. Now I work as a freelance author.