PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland

PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland
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PNA Member Information

2022 Annual Registration Renewal with the NMBI

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As you are aware all nurses and midwives practising in Ireland are required to have their name on the Register of Nurses and Midwives which is maintained by NMBI and each year it is necessary to pay the annual renewal to maintain their registration.

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PAYROLL UPDATE

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Dear Colleagues,

A meeting was held today with the HSE in relation to an update on payroll for this week and next week.
Personnel from payrolls using the SAP system, I.e, North West, Midlands, Mid West, East and South East travelled to Dublin to manually input data in relation to pay. Non SAP areas ie South, West and North manually inputted on location.

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Payroll Update - Cyber Attack

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Dear Colleagues,

Please see update below from the employer regarding pay implications as a result of the current cyber attack.

“We want to assure staff that a payroll will proceed this week, and this is a key priority.
While issues may arise, we are continuing to work on contingency measures in the event they are necessary.

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Vaccination Rollout Update

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Dear Colleagues,

As you are aware from my previous correspondences on this issue, we meet with the HSE on a weekly basis regarding the Covid Vaccination program and discuss issues regarding its rollout. It would be an understatement to say that the process has had a rough start but we have been assured that improvements are imminent.

Unfortunately, although we did report last week that it was hoped that all frontline staff would be completed by the end of February, it would now appear that completion of all frontline staff will not happen until the first week of March. This is due to the numbers of available vaccines.

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Flu Vaccination

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Dear Colleagues,

I am to refer to the current roll out of the flu vaccination program and guidelines issued by the HSE regarding mandatory risk assessments for staff who, for whatever reason, do not receive the vaccination.

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Update Regarding the use of Masks and Priority Testing Currently Underway

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Dear Colleagues,

Following engagement between the Health Sector Unions and the HSE today (April 21st), the following has been clarified.

1) The Wearing of Masks.
The HSE and Occupational Health Department have confirmed that all health care workers should now wear masks while caring for patients when they are within a 2 meter distance. Masks should be worn in any scenario where care is being provided and social distancing of 2 metres cannot be adhered to. This includes all community and residential settings. Further instruction on this will be issued by the HSE in the coming days.

2) Priority Testing.
It has also been confirmed that the priority testing, currently underway in the Nursing Home sector, will also incorporate residential settings within the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Services. This priority testing will encompass all residents and staff within these settings.

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NMBI Annual Retention Fees for 2020 

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The NMBI wishes to thank all nurses and midwives who have paid their annual retention fees for 2020. Almost 95% of registrants have renewed to date.

For those who have not yet renewed, the fee is now overdue and there is a danger of removal from the register.

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