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When we are coordinating shifts with our clients it requires the most efficient and timely feedback to our Clients, therefore it is imperative that we always have your current availability which ensures that we’re able to offer you shifts quickly.

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Communicating in a healthcare setting with people who have hearing loss

Communicating in a healthcare setting with people who have hearing loss

Healthcare staff in provision of services rendered need to obtain information and give advice, and patients need to ask questions and share their concerns. Therefore, to provide a thorough service for hearing impaired patients, it is of paramount importance that their communication needs are acknowledged and addressed by those responsible for the providing healthcare service.

Social media is changing healthcare

Smartphones has made the internet pervasive and therefore social media practically become a global pastime. With an ever increasing reach, technological improvement has altered the landscape of healthcare as the professional and the service user is empowered by patients taking an active role in their own healthcare as they become more informed.

Every silver lining has a dark cloud and the use of social media if used inappropriately could jeopardise your professional registration. The NMC has drafted guidance/code to emphasise the importance of patient or people centred care.

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DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 BANK HOLIDAYS

29 November 2017

Dear Agency Worker

**** IMPORTANT NOTES – WINTER SEASON 2017 BANK HOLIDAYS ****

Please take note of the following to ensure prompt payment over the upcoming Bank Holiday period:

1. DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 BANK HOLIDAYS

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Please make sure that your timesheets arrive at the Head Office by post (92-96 Lind Road, Sutton, SM1 4PL) or email (wages@a24group.com) by the relevant weekly deadline detailed above.

2.  PAYROLL QUERIES – PHONE LINE OPENING HOURS.

In order to ensure we can pay you promptly, over this period, we need to notify you that we will be operating reduced hours with regards to our phone lines for payroll queries and as follows:

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Thank you and all the best for the upcoming Holiday period.

Best Regards, A24 Group Payroll Team

Bank Holiday Deadlines – CHRISTMAS 2016 / NEW YEAR 2017

02 November 2016

Dear Agency Worker

Bank Holiday Deadlines – CHRISTMAS 2016 / NEW YEAR 2017

Please take note of the following to ensure prompt payment during the upcoming 2016/2017 bank holiday periods.

Please make sure that your timesheets arrive at the Head Office by post (92-96 Lind Road, Sutton, SM1 4PL) or email (wages@a24group.com) as follows:

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Please note the following regarding bank holiday shifts

Due to Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falling at the weekend (and therefore not Bank Holidays), please ensure you check with your booking consultant if the bank holiday rates apply.

2. Payroll queries – Phone line opening hours

In order to ensure we can pay you promptly over this period we need to notify you that we will be operating reduced hours with regards to our payroll phone lines for payroll queries, as follows:

Please note:  Our payroll telephone lines are not usually open on Wednesdays.

Best Regards, A24 Group Payroll Team

Bank Holiday Deadline – Monday 29 August 2016

FAO: All A24 Group Agency Workers

Bank Holiday Deadline – Monday 29 August 2016

Dear Agency Worker

Please take note of the following to ensure prompt payment during the upcoming August 2016 bank holiday period.

Please make sure that your timesheets arrive at the Head Office by post (92-96 Lind Road, Sutton, SM1 4PL) or email (wages@a24group.com) as follows:

Thank you and best regards

A24 Group Payroll Team

BNA British Nursing Association Campaigns for Agency Nurses in Birmingham - since 1948

British Nursing Association is recruiting agency nurses in Birmingham and the Midlands – staff can contact the BNA team 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year for nursing agency jobs nationwide.

The BNA, British Nursing Association, has helped healthcare staff in Birmingham to further their career goals since 1948. BNA offers the longest continuing service for nursing agency work in the UK. The association today is still a preferred supplier of agency nursing and HCA staff to NHS and private hospitals, GP Surgeries and other Primary Care service providers - as well as the domiciliary homecare sector.

BNA offers vacancies for the following positions in Birmingham: RN Registered Nurses; RGN Registered General Nurses; RMN Registered Mental Nurses; EN Enrolled Nurses; SEN State Enrolled Nurses; ENG Enrolled Nurses General; ENM Enrolled Nurses of Mental Health; and RSCN Registered Sick Children’s Nurses also RFN Registered Fever Nurses; RM Registered Nurses – as well as Midwives and RHV Registered Health Visitors.

The agency offers both short and long term assignments. It is a helpful, friendly and professional service for the supply of staff to all healthcare service providers. Agency workers are provided for the followings settings in Birmingham: Primary Care GP surgeries; A&E Accident & Emergency; and ITU Intensive Treatment Unit – also ICU; Intensive Care Unit; HDU High Dependency Unit; CCU Cardiac Care Unit; SCBU Special Care Baby Unit; ENT Ear Nose & Throat; and Maternity, The Defence Force, Nursing Homes and to patients requiring domiciliary or complex care at home.

In addition to Birmingham, BNA has major recruitment programmes in Bristol, Yeovil, Hereford, Swindon, Gloucester and also Middlesbrough and all major towns and cities.

For Further Information:

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BNA Agency Nurses Jobs in Swindon

The British Nursing Association is recruiting agency nurses and HCAs in Swindon

Staff can contact the BNA team 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year for agency jobs nationwide. 

The BNA (British Nursing Association) has helped healthcare staff in Swindon to further their career goals since 1948. BNA is the longest serving of all UK nursing agencies. The association today is still a preferred supplier of agency nurses and HCA jobs and staff to NHS and private hospitals, GP Surgeries and other Primary Care service providers, as well as the domiciliary homecare sector.

BNA offers vacancies for the following positions in Swindon: RN Registered Nurses; RGN Registered General; RMN Registered Mental; EN Enrolled; SEN State Enrolled; ENG Enrolled General; ENM Enrolled Mental Health; RSCN Registered Sick Children’s; RFN Registered Fever – and RM Registered Midwives and RHV Registered Health Visitors.

The BNA agency offers short and long term nurses jobs. It is a helpful, friendly and professional service for the supply of staff to all healthcare service providers. Nurses jobs and staff are provided for the followings settings in Bristol: Primary Care GP surgeries; A&E Accident & Emergency; ITU Intensive Treatment Unit; ICU; Intensive Care Unit; HDU High Dependency Unit; CCU Cardiac Care Unit; SCBU Special Care Baby Unit; ENT Ear Nose & Throat; and Maternity, The Defence Force, Nursing Homes and to patients requiring domiciliary or complex care at home.

In addition to Swindon, BNA is one of the leading nursing agencies offering nurses jobs in Northern Ireland, Birmingham, Bristol, Yeovil, Hereford, Gloucester and Middlesbrough too

For Further Information:

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BNA Response to Shortage of Midwives in Hospitals

The BNA, British Nursing Association, is responding to the UK shortage of midwives, highlighted in a BBC Panorama programme (July 25 2011), with a recruitment drive for agency midwives.

British Nursing Association is a UK nursing agency that specialises in temporary work for qualified midwives and other nurses who require extra hours or who want to work part-time because of family commitments, for example. Pay rates are up to £36.96 per hour for midwife team managers in Central London

The BBC investigation found that maternity units nationwide closed 1,055 times in 2010, mainly because of under-staffing or lack of beds. The problem was worst in London, with Barnet Hospital closing its maternity unit doors 102 times. Cathy Warwick general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, said: “The most critical issue facing maternity services is that they are desperately short of midwives.”

British Nursing Association says that qualified midwives and other staff interested in agency work should register contact details on-line in the first instance for agency jobs nationwide – also see our Facebook Page

BNA is the longest serving of all UK nursing agencies. It has helped nurses to further their career goals since 1948. The association today is still a preferred supplier of agency nurses and HCA jobs and staff to NHS and private hospitals, GP Surgeries and other Primary Care service providers.

BNA offers midwife vacancies in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland – including in Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester; Liverpool and London, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Sunderland and Wakefield too.

For Further Information:

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Top 10 Tips for the Best Nursing Agency Jobs

With public sector cutbacks, good nursing agency and HCA jobs are more in demand than ever before - particularly for staff who want to work at the times and locations of their choice, says BNA, which has helped healthcare staff to further their career goals since 1948. Agency work with a reputable agency still offers great opportunities for nurses who want extra shifts and pay or need to balance their work-life commitments because they have young family for example.

The BNA, British Nursing Association, offers this advice for getting the most from nursing agency work:

1) Register with several nursing agencies: to increase your opportunities for work, you can register through the BNA web site just once to work for five different agencies - click here to register.

2) At registration, ensure you provide all the information that’s required: BNA provides a detailed list of documents you will need to supply – and meets with all candidates locally to help them complete the registration process. Initial registration should always be started on-line through the BNA web site. Documents required include: a completed CRB; a detailed BNA application form; and job references.

3) Keep your registrations current: once you have registered with the nursing agency, ensure that your annual certifications are up to date – whether for training, CRB or other requirements.

4) Are you a specialist nurse, ICU, PICU or SCBU trained for example? There is high demand for specialist nurses in many regions. Current certificates are essential as proof of your speciality, so BNA can match your qualifications with relevant work. Also, if you do specialist training on an annual basis in your permanent job - such as Ventilator, Tracheostomy, IV administration – please inform the agency.

5) Let the agency know when you are free to work: BNA’s on-line web diary enables nurses and HCAs to confirm when they are available. It’s worth updating the diary at least every week. Be flexible: if BNA knows that you will accept work at short notice - or will work some evenings, weekends or Bank Holidays - you will get more, higher-paying shifts.

6) Stay in touch: find out which BNA consultants deal with the area where you want to work. E-mail the names of the towns and hospitals. BNA’s consultants are there to help, and when they get to know you and the type of work you want, it will increase work opportunities

7) Social Media: it’s worth registering for BNA’s Facebook and Twitter pages so that you are up to date on agency news and job opportunities – you can see details too at British Nursing Association.

8) Complaints: feedback is always welcome. Let BNA know if there is anything with which you are unhappy or could be done differently - or issues you have in the workplace. Good agencies are grateful for feedback.

9) Tell a friend: if you have nursing friends who are interested in agency work, then telling them about the agency is helpful for feedback and communication. Visit BNA’s Facebook and click on ‘Like’ or email us as info@bna.co.uk

10) Consider your career: are you looking for specific types of work or experience? If you are, do discuss this with your BNA consultant, as the agency may be able to help, if you meet the standards required by clients for relevant shifts.

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