£200 Refer a Friend Bonus Scheme
As part of Nursing Personnel’s winter recruitment campaign we now have a new refer a friend bonus scheme. Any referred agency worker that works with Nursing Personnel and completes 40 hours of work with the agency the individual referring the worker will receive a £200 bonus.
The worker must register on Nursing Personnel’s web site.
The referred worker must state the name of the person they got referred from in their online application.
Referral Scheme ends on the 31/03/2021
There is no limit to the number of workers you can refer.
To all our valued agency staff and front line workers.
During these unprecedented times we cannot be more proud and grateful for your hard work and commitment and care provided to patients and their families.
Your efforts and commitment have had a huge impact on our country and its residence for which we all will never forget. However your health and well being is always our first priority.
Nursing Personnel has gone through great efforts to ensure that All Trusts are providing the necessary PPE for your protection in all hospital settings where necessary.
We are strictly following the New Government guidance on PPE.
The new PPE government guidance specifies precise PPE requirements for healthcare workers in secondary care clinical contexts and primary, outpatient and community care settings. All healthcare providers should be following these guidelines and standards.
Please be aware that we are always at hand to ensure that all PPE are available and at hand when you commence work. Should you have any concerns please feel free to contact us.
We are always available on 033 3043 6779 / 07748636933 or you can reach us on email@example.com
COVID-19 SSP – One of the most commonly asked questions by healthcare staff is what happens if I get COVID-19 or have to self isolate if I show the COVID-19 symptoms. What is my position in relation to COVID-19 SSP, sick pay, or statutory sick pay?
The below information is accurate at the 27th of March 2020 and may be subject to change.
PAYE and Umbrella Agency Workers
Under the new guidelines SSP ( statutory sick pay) is payable at £94.25 per week so long as there is qualifying earnings. Qualifying earnings are average earnings of £118.00 per week over the previous 6 weeks from the last time you were paid. SSP can be paid for up to 28 weeks. SSP can be paid from 13th March 2020 if someone is self-isolating because of COVID-19. This includes individuals who are caring for people who are self-isolating in the same household.
SSP is now paid from day 1 of sickness or self-isolating caused by COVID-19
From 20th March 2020 those who have COVID-19 or are advised to self-isolate will be able to obtain an ‘isolation note’ by visiting NHS 111 by clicking here and completing the form which then needs to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The SSP will be paid by your umbrella company or employer if you qualify.
Agency Workers working outside IR35 through their limited company.
Any agency worker working outside IR35 will be self employed through their limited company. They are advised to contact their professional accountant re their entitlement to SSP.
The COVID-19 pandemic guidance is changing daily and we will keep the information updated as soon as possible.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Important Information
Updated Guidance Tuesday 17th March 2020
All healthcare staff should keep themselves updated on the Coronavirus outbreak across the UK. Links to the latest government advice is below.
What is the Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses (COVID 19) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. This virus is zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus.
What are the common signs and symptoms?
Respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
How does the Coronavirus Spread?
The virus spreads from person-to-person.
The virus is most likely spread through close contact with an infectious person contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze, touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face.
When working with our clients standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing. Carry hand sanitisers and tissues on your person.
There is no vaccine for coronavirus at the moment, but medical care can treat most of the symptoms. Antibiotics do not work on viruses.
Important Latest Guidance Updates and Information
Below are a number of important links to the latest guidance on COVID-19. All agency healthcare workers should ensure they read all of the below guidance to ensure you are fully up to date with the latest guidance. As guidance is updated we will re post this guidance on this web page so please check this regularly. Nursing Personnel will also communicate any specific hospital or Trust guidance to agency workers as we receive it.
For the latest government and department of health advice and information on Coronavirus click here
For the latest information and recommendations for agency nurses and agency healthcare workers please click here
Guidance for Healthcare Workers who have a diagnosed case of COVID-19 within their facility click here
First Responders guidance and others in close contact with symptomatic people with potential COVID-19 click here.
For the latest government information and guidance on Infection Control click here
For those individuals who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures. For the latest guidance on Social Distancing click here
Nursing Personnel Smart Phone App
Nursing Personnel Smart Phone App
Nursing Personnel are delighted to release the new and improved Nursing Personnel smart phone App. The Nursing Personnel App has the new facility for agency workers to get their time sheets signed electronically by a hospital ward manager thus eliminating the need to print paper time sheets. This can be used in hospitals that require timesheets to be authorised by the ward managers. It cannot be used where hospitals are using their own electronic timesheet system.
This is part of Nursing Personnel’s green commitment to the environment by reducing the need to print paper where possible. The App has full electronic traceability of mobile numbers and IP addresses to ensure full tractability of electronic signatures.
The App also allows agency workers to view live available work, book/request work, update availability, view booked shifts, select hospital and ward preferences and view compliance’s.
The App is compatible with most smart phones including Iphones and Android devices.
To view the full demo video of the App click here where all the functionality is demonstrated.
To ensure you are using the latest version of the MPP App make sure and download the latest version of the MPP App from the App Store or Google Play. Download the latest version of the Iphone App or for Android App.