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Every NHS and social care worker in Scotland to receive £500 ‘thank you’, Sturgeon announces | The Independent

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Sturgeon announces £500 'thank you' for every full-time NHS and adult social care worker in Scotland Every NHS and social care worker in Scotland to receive £500 ‘thank you’, Sturgeon announces Part-time staff will also receive a ‘proportionate share’ to be paid in the current financial year Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile Don't show me this message again ✕ Nicola Sturgeon has announced every full time NHS and social care worker in Scotland will receive a £500 one-off “thank you" payment for extraordinary service during the pandemic. In a keynote speech to the SNP conference, the first minister said part-time staff will also receive a “proportionate ...

Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine wins licence for use in the UK | Society | The Guardian

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‘Historic moment’ allows mass immunisation, with 800,000 doses expected to be available next week. The UK has become the first western country to license a vaccine against Covid, opening the way for mass immunisation with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to begin next week for those most at risk. The vaccine has been authorised for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA), before decisions by the US and Europe. The MHRA was given power to approve the vaccine by the government under special regulations before 1 January, when it will become fully responsible for medicines authorisation in the UK after Brexit. The first doses of the vaccine would arrive in t...

SNP Conference: Winter payments of £100 for low income families in Scotland

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Health and care workers in Scotland are to be given a £500 payment as a "thank you" for their work during the pandemic, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The SNP leader announced the one-off payment to thank NHS and care staff for their "extraordinary service" in 2020. It will be paid to all full-time NHS and adult social care staff, with a proportional share for part-time staff. The first minister also announced that £100 grants will be given to low-income families who may struggle over winter. Ms Sturgeon said these payments could be made before Christmas, and would help households "pay their fuel bills and make sure children don't go hungry". In her speech to the SNP conference, Ms Sturgeon said ...