AQW 16369/17-22 – Workforce planning for nursing and midwifery

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what progress has been made by his Department in addressing the recommendations set out in last year’s Northern Ireland Audit Office report on workforce planning for nursing and midwifery, particularly in relation to addressing excessive expenditure on agency nursing staff. Minister of Health: My … Continue reading AQW 16369/17-22 – Workforce planning for nursing and midwifery

AQW 16056/17-22 – Healthcare workers income

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what actions are being taken to provide healthcare workers with an income which recognises properly their roles and responsibilities. Minister of Health: Our health and social care workforce are employed within the HSC on Agenda for Change (AfC) terms and conditions, which matches roles … Continue reading AQW 16056/17-22 – Healthcare workers income

AQW 12617/17-22 – COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health whether amounts of the Pfizer vaccine have been dumped by Health and Social Care Trusts because the numbers of people invited for vaccine at the end of shifts did not match up to the anticipated supply required with no standby list being contacted to … Continue reading AQW 12617/17-22 – COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine

AQW 12615/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health why larger numbers of vaccines for COVID-19 cannot be provided with a specific delivery date in advance so that proper planning and coordination can be done with primary care practices. Minister of Health: The vaccines are received via Public Health England before being stored … Continue reading AQW 12615/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

AQW 12876/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations Funeral Directors

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what consideration has been given to the provision of COVID-19 vaccinations to funeral directors. Minister of Health: The member will be aware that funeral directors, morticians, embalmers and funeral workers have been given priority for access to vaccination. ENDS

AQW 12614/17-22 – COVID-19 vaccination of childcare workers

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what prioritisation is being given to COVID-19 vaccination of childcare workers delivering care to children of key workers. Minister of Health: Vaccination policy in Northern Ireland is based on the recommendations and advice provided by the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) … Continue reading AQW 12614/17-22 – COVID-19 vaccination of childcare workers

AQW 13918/17-22 – COVID-19 Special Recognition Payment

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health whether the special recognition payment for health workers will be extended to student doctors who worked in NHS facilities during this pandemic. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: I have assumed that this question relates to medical students rather than doctors in Training. I have … Continue reading AQW 13918/17-22 – COVID-19 Special Recognition Payment