April 1, 2020

Return to Practice – Impact of COVID 19 on Health & Social Care Professionals

We need social care workers who wish to return to practice from retirement or from different roles.
March 27, 2020

The Wheel- Stronger Charities Stronger Communities

As you are likely aware, earlier this week the Government announced a range of supports for employers who are experiencing disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for employees who have either become unemployed, or are unable to work due to illness as a result of the crisis. This email contains information about the schemes as currently available With regard to the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme covered in more detail below, All employers who meet the qualifications for the scheme are are eligible – including community and voluntary organisations and charities. There is however a great deal of uncertainty […]
March 24, 2020

The National Health & Social Care Professionals Office is Seeking your Assistance

The National Health & Social Care Profesionals Office team is developing a repository to support the collation and sharing of information amongst the Health & Social Care Professionals community, as we work through this pandemic.  The intention is to avoid duplication of effort by locating relevant HSCP information, in a central repository in an easily accessible location, over the coming days. We are writing to seek your assistance please.
March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Disease Updates & Resources

Updated: 03/04/2020 Please go to the HSE Coronavirus Disease web page for updates on the virus and what precautions to take. As COVID-19 progresses, we must prepare for potential service demands beyond anything previously experienced by our health services. Redeployment of employees is one of the core elements of the HSE’s response to COVID-19 infection. As demand for health services increases, the number of employees available may decrease due to staff being absent because of self-isolation or with a COVID-19 diagnosis. Cooperation from all employees is required during this outbreak. The Redeployment of Staff during COVID-19 Infection (PDF, 275KB, 4 pages) policy […]
March 23, 2020

Health & Safety Authority- Guidelines for Working from home

Many employers will be making plans to ensure that their businesses and organisations can continue to operate during the current COVID-19 virus pandemic. In line with the WHO and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) advice, Ireland is trying to contain further transmission of the virus. Employers and employees all have a role to play in this. During this unprecedented time, many employees may be advised to work from home on a temporary basis. Employers have specific duties to ensure the safety, health and welfare at work of all employees. These duties include the employee’s workspace where employees […]
March 23, 2020

HSE has developed new PPE guidance for staff.

HSE has developed new PPE guidance for staff. Following proper infection prevention and control practices (hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette) are the most important ways to minimise risk to patients and to control exposure to occupational infections for healthcare workers New PPE guidance for staff is on HPSC.  Personal protective equipment is valuable as an additional protection for patients and staff.  Please only use PPE when necessary. The unnecessary use of PPE will deplete stocks which will be needed as the number of people with the virus increases. This guidance DOES NOT RECOMMEND use of surgical facemasks in situations other […]
March 18, 2020

HSE Coronavirus Outbreak

Click here to access coronavirus information for staff  Find important information for staff, managers, and team leaders on minding your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak. Other information available includes: Links to COVID-19 coronavirus posters and communications materials with updated messaging HR information on special leave and redeployment. How to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace Data Protection: guidance on implementing measures to contain and prevent the spread of Coronavirus/COVID 19.  This information page will aim to provide up to date and relevant information on COVID-19 for HSE staff as it becomes available. Need information and advice on […]
March 9, 2020

Theraplay Training Joanna Fortune

Theraplay training is a 26-hour course over 4 days (9th/10th/13th/14th April 2020 and you must complete the full training hours) experiential in nature and there are practical and interactive aspects to it. The training is delivered via a combination of PowerPoint slides and videos as well as practical examples. You will see and hear about real Theraplay cases and confidentiality applies to this material, it cannot be discussed outside of the training, nor are you permitted to record any of the training. Please dress comfortably to allow you to participate fully. Please feel free to bring notebook/pen with you should […]
March 9, 2020

Master of Arts in Management for the Non-Profit Sector-Technological University Dublin

COURSE DETAILS AND OVERVIEW Course code: BN527 Duration: 2 years (3 taught semesters) and dissertation to be submitted by the end of Semester 2 in second year. Entry Route into programme: • 2nd Class Honours Grade 2 (GPA 2.5) or equivalent in any Level 8 primary degree + work experience NFQ level: 9 Fee: €3,000 per year Schedule: Online Lectures: Wednesday 7pm-9pm On Campus Lectures: 8 Fridays per semester 9am – 5pm Award title: Master of Arts in Management Credits for Full Award: 90 @ NFQ Level 9 Awarding Body: Technological University Dublin Minimum Entry Requirements Applicants should have achieved […]
March 4, 2020

Celebrating National Health & Social Care Professional’s Day Today

Building on the successes of 2018 and 2019 ; HSCP Day 2020 is taking  place today on Wednesday, 4th March, 2020. The day provides a valuable opportunity to: Share knowledge and experiences amongst HSCP and multi-disciplinary colleagues, helping to develop communities and networks of practice. Share the value of HSCP services to our service users and the healthcare system overall, leading to increased awareness about the work of individual professions, better collaboration and shared understanding.  Recognise and celebrate the enormous impact of HSCP services on our service users, made possible only through our dedicated and inspiring work-force. The theme this […]