PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland

PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland
Tel: 045 852300 Email: info@pna.ie

PNA Member Information

Walk-in booster vaccination clinics for healthcare workers

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Walk-in booster clinics have been arranged for healthcare workers at participating vaccination centres on specific days and times. Click here to find a COVID-19 vaccination centre or walk-in clinic.

  • You need to wait at least 5 months after your second vaccine dose before you can get a booster. If you had the single-dose Janssen vaccine, you need to wait at least 3 months.
  • If you had COVID-19 since you were vaccinated, you should get your booster dose at least 6 months after your positive test result.

You will need to bring photo ID and proof of your employment.

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Booster Vaccination for healthcare workers

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If you were vaccinated against COVID-19 as a health care worker (HCW) and are aged under 60, you will be offered a booster vaccination approximately 6 months after your vaccination course.

How you will be invited for a booster vaccination

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HR Circular 032/2021 re Overseas Travel

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Government travel advice

From the 19 July 2021 new advice and rules for international travel came into effect in Ireland. For more information on the new rules, including information on the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) for travel originating within the EU/EEA, please refer to gov.ie at this link.
Health service employees who intend to travel abroad should ensure that they are aware of any testing and quarantine requirements in place at the time of travel, and pertaining to their own circumstances, both for their intended destination and on return to Ireland.

HR_Circular_032_2021_re_Overseas_Travel.pdf

Advice Regarding Astra Zeneca Vaccine

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As you are aware, vaccine supplies have increased in recent weeks and as a result the programme has gained significant momentum. We continue to administer vaccines as quickly as possible once they arrive into the country. While strictly adhering to the government’s provisional allocation sequencing, we are now administering over 250,000 vaccinations per week. As a result of the vaccination programme we have seen a collapse in case numbers, serious illness and deaths in vaccinated population groups, including our frontline healthcare workers. I am writing to confirm our operational plans in relation to Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca vaccine).

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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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  1. HR Memo re Updated Derogation Guidance
  2. HR Circular 074 2020 - Updated FAQs re working arrangements and leave associated with COVID-19 & Special Leave with Pay
  3. Annual Leave during COVID-19 22/12/2020
  4. Special Leave with Pay
  5. Covid Stakeholder Communications - Resilience and Wellbeing 'Keep Well' campaign
  6. Message from Covid-19 Stakeholder Communications Support and updates
  7. New COVID-19 guidance published
  8. HR Memo re Attendance in the work premises during COVID-19
  9. Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19
  10. Message from Covid-19 Stakeholder Communications Support and updates
  11. Covid-19 communications from DOH/HSE
  12. Covid-19 - Staff Helpline: minding your mental health
  13. Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Leaflets and Information
  14. COVID-19 FAQs For HR in the Civil and Public Service in relation to leave associated with COVID-19
  15. NMBI Statement to Registered Nurses and Midwives on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
  16. Coronavirus COVID – 19
  17. PNA Salary Protection - Cornmarket
  18. Cornmarket Update 27th April 2020
  19. Cornmarket Data Protection and Terms
  20. The PNA Salary Protection Scheme
  21. Car Insurance
  22. Home Insurance
  23. Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs)
  24. FREE Health Insurance Comparison Service
  25. Gadget Cover
  26. Travel Insurance
  27. Savings and Investments
  28. Financial Planning Service
  29. Retirement Planning Service
  30. Revised HR Memo re Student Pandemic Grant
  31. Student Nurse Placements/ Pandemic Placement Grant / Independent Review Update
  32. Letter from CCO re Students Placements
  33. Latest Student update 16 12 2020 Update Re Review of Financial Support for Students
  34. Student Nurses Pay and Allowances
  35. PHEM Branch Circular re Student Nurse Entitlements 241120
  36. Update Offer of temporary Health Care Assistant HCA contracts to Student Nurses Including Confirmation of Pay for 4th Years
  37. Offer of Temporary HCA Contracts to Student Nurses
  38. Guidelines for Student Nurses PNA Escalating Campaign of Action
  39. HR Circular 005_2016 - Revised Salary Scales for Student Nurses
  40. PNA SAYS NEW AGREEMENT ENDS TRAVESTY OF STUDENT NURSE PAY CUTS
  41. JOINT STATEMENT - INMO, SIPTU AND PNA to STUDENT NURSE/MIDWIFE MEMBERS
  42. Graduate Programme - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  43. HSE HR Circular 018 2012 Revised Salary Scales for Student Nurses
  44. HSE HR Circular 020 2009 regarding Sponsorship of Nursing Midwifery Third Level Education Initiatives,
  45. HSE HR Circular 007-2012 Clarification S Scales Student N Midwives
  46. Join The PNA - Student Membership
  47. Student News - Welcome to the PNA
  48. Contact the Office Team
  49. The PNA Officer Board
  50. Deputy General Secretary