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MAR 09/2021

IR35: Are You In or Out?

For agency nurses and locum doctors, attempting to decipher the rules surrounding IR35 can be confusing. And when your primary concerns are tending to those in your care, the last thing you need to worry about is a run-in with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) regarding your IR35 status. On 6 April 2021, the UK government will be extending the IR35 rules to include the private sector. To make your IR35 status clear, we have created a simple, helpful guide. On 6 April 2021, the UK government will be extending the IR35 rules to include the private sector. To make your IR35 status clear, we have created a simple, helpful guide. 

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FEB 09/2021

Covid-19 Vaccine – Protecting Our Heroes

The introduction of a vaccine has provided a light at the end of this dark tunnel, so to help you prepare yourself for receiving the vaccination, we spoke to our Director of Clinical Governance Anne Anderson to give us all the information you might need around the benefits, and side effects, as well as providing you with all the important information you require.

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DEC 11/2020

Working in Blackpool - An interview with agency nurse Brenda Ndebele

Agency Nurse Brenda tells us why she enjoys picking up block bookings in Blackpool and her experience of working with Medacs Healthcare. 

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NOV 23/2020

Philippines Recruitment Ban Lifted

On Saturday the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte officially ended travel restrictions for Filipino healthcare workers, allowing the NHS to restart recruiting from the region. 

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NOV 19/2020

In The Spotlight: Your Mental Health and Wellbeing with The Joyful Doctor

Exposure to stress, anxiety and trauma has never been more widespread during the Covid-19 pandemic, we spoke with Dr Caroline Walker and Dr Katya Miles from The Joyful Doctor  to discuss how you can take care of your mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic. 

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JUN 22/2020

Life As A PIP Assessor: Interviews With Three Nurses

Working as a healthcare professional can be rewarding, but what if you fancy taking your career in another direction? One route to consider is that of a Personal Independent Payment (PIP) assessor. 

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MAY 22/2020

Reflecting on a Global Pandemic - A Month in the Life of a COVID-19 Agency Nurse

Want to know what life is like for an agency nurse during a global pandemic? Read about a month in the life of Sam, a Medacs Healthcare agency nurse, as she handles COVID-19 cases on the NHS front-line.  

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MAY 15/2020

Five Steps to Improving Your Mental Wellbeing

With life for everyone feeling a little crazy at the moment, maintaining your mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever. Luckily, NHS research suggests that there are steps we can all take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. With reflections from our very own mental health nurse and resident mental health blogger, Christopher Bye, here are five simple steps healthcare professionals can take to help make the most out of life at this challenging time...

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FEB 25/2020

How to Progress Your Career Working as a Prison Nurse

Did you know working as a prison nurse is an ideal way to progress your nursing career? Learn more about how prison nursing can help if you are a nurse eagerly seeking career progression.

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FEB 06/2020

Life Working on a Cruise Ship – Visiting the Caribbean

Interested in working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean? Discover what you can expect as a doctor, nurse or paramedic, including the best places to visit while off duty in the Caribbean.

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