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There is over 40 million people that have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the UK. Approximately 27 million people have received both doses to provide maximum protection and here at Secure Healthcare Solutions we highly encourage individuals to come forward to be vaccinated to help protect against the threat of the new variants.

Public Health England outlines that 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are highly effective against the (Delta) variant, identified in India. This reduces the risk of hospitalisation and death, which prevents the NHS hospitals being overwhelmed and to prevent another lockdown occurring in the UK.

PHE research carried out shows that individuals that received a single dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine have an 80% lower risk of death, and the second dose provides 85 to 90% protection against COVID-19. Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine provides 80% protection after one dose and 97% after 2 doses.

The UK is one of the leading nations to have vaccinated the population. Over 60% of the population has been vaccinated.
Click here to find out more about the COVID 19 vaccine.

Secure Healthcare Solutions is in the healthcare industry and is a healthcare staffing agency providing quality care and support to service users within care homes, hospitals and for homecare. Our staff members get priority to receive the COVID 19 vaccine and our patients that we care and provide support for have had the priority to receive the COVID 19 vaccine. As the people that we provide care for in the vulnerable category, we highly encourage individuals to take the vaccine.

We provide our service users PPE, including gloves, face masks and sanitiser. Our staff are also provided this too and appropriate PPE clothing to ensure our service users feel comfortable and safe. As a healthcare agency, safety is imperative for us when it comes to COVID 19 and we ensure that we follow all the government guidelines.

COVID 19 vaccine
COVID 19 vaccine

Our healthcare staff and patients are regularly tested for COVID 19 through rapid lateral flow home tests kits.

Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we understand that there is a lot of negative rumours about the vaccine, whether it is safe and the long-term side effects of the vaccine.

Who should not receive not receive the vaccine?
– Pregnant women
– Children under 16 (Moderna)
– Children under 18 (Astrazeneca/Oxford vaccine & Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine)
– History of allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to ingredients in the vaccine, if you unsure about this, before being vaccinated, ask members of staff.

Side effects of having the COVID-19 vaccine
There are many side effects of taking the COVID 19 vaccine, that are generally mild and should not last longer than a week.
These include:
– A sore arm, where the needle has been put in
– Fatigue
– Headaches
– Body aches
– Feeling or being sick

If you have any of the symptoms above, it is recommended to take paracetamols

If you want to find out more about how we support our service users and also how we support our staff with COVID 19 to ensure safety and individuals feeling comfortable, then please feel free to call us on 0121 285 9449. We highly encourage all our staff and service users to take the COVID 19 vaccine.

Are you seeking a rewarding role, where you feel you are making a difference to individuals every day life, then look no further and join the Nursing industry.

Within the Nurse sector, there is different types of Nurses, generally an individual will start their Nursing career as a Registered General Nurse to then progress careers to potentially become specialist Nurses.

To become a Nurse a Nursing degree will be required.

Nurses.co.uk outlines that ‘there are over 669,854 registered Nurses in the UK and a Nursing degree is considered to be most employable in the UK, 94% of graduates discover a job within 6 months of finishing their degree’. When starting you career within the Nursing industry, it is a job for life and it has excellent career progression opportunities, depending on your willingness to gain qualifications and experience.

Personal skills required to be a Nurse
To start, you would need a Nursing degree, however there is a lot more required than just a Nursing degree, individuals would have to be passionate about care and compassionate, you get a huge satisfaction caring for people every day.

Strong Character
A Nursing role can be mentally and physically demanding at times. You have to be prepared for challenges and emotionally ready. The benefit of working a few days, is that it allows you to have a few days off to relax and recover and it is a rewarding career.

Communication skills
These skills are highly important for Nurses to solve problems with patients and communication and listening skills are important.

Within a Nursing career, it is rarely a 9-5 job, it is unlikely that you will have a consistent routine. Your shifts, responsibilities and workload is likely to change. You are likely to do long shifts up to 12hrs.

The Main different types of Nurses
An RGN is the most common type of Nurse in the UK. This is the best place to start your Nursing profession, after getting your Nursing licence. Registered Nurses work as part of a team with doctors and other medical professionals. Generally, RGN’s work within hospitals and residential care facilities. Through this opportunity you can develop professionally and personally to progress your career to become a specialised Nurse.


An RNLD Nurse is a learning disability nurse which specialises in dealing with individuals that have learning disabilities. For this role specialist qualifications and training would be required. The role of a learning disability nurse can be rewarding and you are support individuals with learning disabilities to live a more fulfilling life. This can be provided within a home care, hospital or care home setting.

An RMN Nurse specialises in dealing with individuals that have mental health conditions, to care and support them to recover from their illness and assist them in living a fulfilling life. This can be provided within a home care, hospital or care home setting. Again, for this specialist Nursing qualifications, training and experience would be required.

ICU Nurses
ICU nurses work within a hospital setting providing intensive care for those that are seriously ill or have injuries. Due to difficulty of this position, individuals will require training, qualifications and continued education before becoming an ICU Nurse.

As a healthcare staffing agency, we are hiring Registered Nurses, RMN’s and RNLD within the West Midlands and Staffordshire for the NHS, hospitals, care homes and for home care. Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we provide our Nurses FREE training to allow them to become specialist Nurses and for career progression. Join our team of valued Nurses, where we offer great rewarding salary and benefits.

Find out more about our Nursing jobs in the West Midlands and Staffordshire, using our job search tool, or contact us on 0121 285 9449 to secure a role with us today.

Nobody can deny that Nursing is an easy career. Nurses work extremely hard and sacrifice a lot throughout the world every day. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Nurses have been amazing throughout the world to ensure the best quality and support and care has been provided, by working tirelessly. Although there are some negative aspects associated with a nursing career, there is a lot of positive aspects of a nursing career, which can be ignored and this motivates Nurses to continue to do what they love.
Below here at Secure Healthcare we highlight the top 7 benefits of being a Nurse.

Flexible Shifts
With the majority of the jobs in the UK being 9-5, Monday to Friday, a nurse role gives you the benefits of working 3-4 days of the week, with 8-12hr shifts, a nurse a role is beneficial for individuals, as it allows you to arrange shifts to suit your individual needs. This allows you to spend time with your loved ones and allows you to do the things that you enjoy on your days off. Working a long shift can be tiring and difficult, but worth the sacrifice to get time off. Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we offer flexibility for our nurses in the West Midlands and Staffordshire.

Opportunity for overtime
With a Nurse role, there are opportunities to get overtime with shifts, which allows you to boost your pay, generally, nurses are required to work around the clock within hospitals, care homes, and for homecare, which gives you the opportunity to pick up extra shifts. At Secure, we always have shifts available for Nurses within the West Midlands and Staffordshire.

Working as a nurse is an occupation that allows you to progress your career much easier compared to other occupations. You are able to start your journey as a registered general nurse to then become a specialist nurse, which allows you to work in an area in which you have a high interest. With advancement, your pay will also increase. The government also provides at least £5000 year grants for nursing students. To find out more click here

Join our team of valued nurses
Join our team of valued nurses

Job Security
Without Nurses, the healthcare sector would not be able to function, if anything Covid 19 has reminded us of the importance of Nurses and we should be grateful for what we have. There is a nurse shortage across the UK and there is an aging population, with nurses retiring each year, and as a healthcare job provider, we are always hiring to fill this gap.

Nurses interact with a large number of people on a daily basis, which includes patients and colleagues. Nurses generally are satisfied by the human element of interaction and healthcare workers share the same goal of improving the lives of others and making a difference.

Although there has been a lot of criticism regarding nurse pay, we offer great salaries and benefits for our healthcare staff. At Secure if you work 4x 12hrs shifts a week paying £18ph, you can earn over £41,000p.a. When you specialize to become an RMN and RNLD, there will be an increase in pay.

Nursing care is a great job for those that do not want to sit in front of a computer all day, and a great way to burn calories, as is a very active job, which relies you to be on your feet a lot and you have to be physically and mentally prepared. Nurses will have to walk from room to room, discuss patient matters with doctors and move patients and equipment when required.

As a healthcare staffing agency, we hire registered nurses within the West Midlands and Staffordshire for the NHS, hospitals, care homes, and for homecare. Join our team of valued nurses, where we offer great rewarding salaries and great benefits.

Find out more about our Nursing jobs in West Midlands and Staffordshire, using our job search tool, or contact us on 0121 285 9449 to secure a role with us today.