PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland

PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland
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Update on Guidance for Vaccinated Healthcare Worker

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In light of emerging evidence regarding vaccine efficacy the following guidance is being issued:
1. Healthcare Workers (HCWs) who have completed vaccination*, and who are identified as a Close Contact of a Covid-19 case (which is not a suspected or
confirmed COVID-19 ‘variant of concern’), are no longer required to restrict movement or undergo testing or monitoring, unless there are specific concerns
identified following risk assessment.
 

Vaccination programme update - Letter from Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer

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Date: February 5th, 2021

I am writing to update you on our plans for vaccination of front-line healthcare workers in the upcoming weeks. Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for your hard work and dedication to our patients throughout 2020 and in January 2021, which has been the most difficult month to date for all of us.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW/DOWNLOAD THIS LETTER - PDF

and HERE FOR SEQUENCING AND REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR HCW COVID VACCINATION FEBRUARY 5TH 2021

UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE CURRENT COVID-19’ VACCINATION PROGRAM

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CIRCULAR TO ALL PNA MEMBERS 29/01/21

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached updated information on the current Covid-19’ vaccination program. As you know, the PNA has expressed its ongoing frustration at how vaccines were being distributed and the belief that some Mental Health settings had been left behind. The PNA issued a press release last Friday, January 22nd, and communicated with the HSE the many frustrating and infuriating examples experienced by our membership.

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HR Circular 074 2020 - Updated FAQs re working arrangements and leave associated with COVID-19 & Special Leave with Pay

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Please find attached Circular 073/2020 re Special Leave with Pay for Covid-19

Please also find attached Circular 074/2020 and accompanying appendices re updated FAQ’s re working arrangements and leave associated with Covid 19. Click the following links to view/download...

HR Circular 073 2020 Application of Special Leave with Pay for COVID-19

HR Circular 074 2020 -Updated FAQs re working arrangements and leave associated with COVID-19

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Special Leave with Pay

 

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Following an engagement process under the auspices of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), it has been agreed that the following arrangements will apply to public health service employees who are eligible for Special Leave with Pay for COVID-19 and normally receive unsocial hours premium payments based on their roster.

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New COVID-19 guidance published

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Since the start of the pandemic the HSE’s Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (AMRIC) has published or updated over 100 guidelines and protocols to help healthcare staff, service providers and the public reduce the spread of COVID-19. Three important new guidelines have been published this month and one update that reflect the Government Framework levels 1 – 5. Please familiarise yourself with guidance that is relevant for your service.

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  1. HR Memo re Attendance in the work premises during COVID-19
  2. Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19
  3. Message from Covid-19 Stakeholder Communications Support and updates
  4. Covid-19 communications from DOH/HSE
  5. Covid-19 - Staff Helpline: minding your mental health
  6. Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Leaflets and Information
  7. COVID-19 FAQs For HR in the Civil and Public Service in relation to leave associated with COVID-19
  8. NMBI Statement to Registered Nurses and Midwives on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
  9. Coronavirus COVID – 19
  10. PNA Salary Protection - Cornmarket
  11. Cornmarket Update 27th April 2020
  12. Cornmarket Data Protection and Terms
  13. The PNA Salary Protection Scheme
  14. Car Insurance
  15. Home Insurance
  16. Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs)
  17. FREE Health Insurance Comparison Service
  18. Gadget Cover
  19. Travel Insurance
  20. Savings and Investments
  21. Financial Planning Service
  22. Retirement Planning Service
  23. Revised HR Memo re Student Pandemic Grant
  24. Student Nurse Placements/ Pandemic Placement Grant / Independent Review Update
  25. Letter from CCO re Students Placements
  26. Latest Student update 16 12 2020 Update Re Review of Financial Support for Students
  27. Student Nurses Pay and Allowances
  28. PHEM Branch Circular re Student Nurse Entitlements 241120
  29. Update Offer of temporary Health Care Assistant HCA contracts to Student Nurses Including Confirmation of Pay for 4th Years
  30. Offer of Temporary HCA Contracts to Student Nurses
  31. Guidelines for Student Nurses PNA Escalating Campaign of Action
  32. HR Circular 005_2016 - Revised Salary Scales for Student Nurses
  33. PNA SAYS NEW AGREEMENT ENDS TRAVESTY OF STUDENT NURSE PAY CUTS
  34. JOINT STATEMENT - INMO, SIPTU AND PNA to STUDENT NURSE/MIDWIFE MEMBERS
  35. Graduate Programme - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  36. HSE HR Circular 018 2012 Revised Salary Scales for Student Nurses
  37. HSE HR Circular 020 2009 regarding Sponsorship of Nursing Midwifery Third Level Education Initiatives,
  38. HSE HR Circular 007-2012 Clarification S Scales Student N Midwives
  39. Join The PNA - Student Membership
  40. Student News - Welcome to the PNA
  41. Contact the Office Team
  42. The PNA Officer Board
  43. Deputy General Secretary