UNISON Webinar healthcare students – 23 Nov 2020

UNISON Webinar for healthcare students – 23 Nov 2020

£172 million in new funding announced to support nurse apprentices training

​ In this edition of Health News: Find out about the new funding announced to support the training of nurse apprentices in England Find out about the Black health and care workers survey Find out how to help with our hospital car parking campaign, and more We hope you find this newsletter informative and useful. If you […]

Pay Campaign

Pay Campaign     Public want NHS staff to get early and significant pay rise | News, Press release | News | UNISON National Pay award should be in place before the end of the year A majority of the public (69%) think all NHS staff should get an early pay rise before the […]

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COVID19 crisis communications plans

Dear colleagues,   COVID19 crisis communications plans   You’re receiving this email because you are currently registered on Slack as a UNISON digital contact.   Please read the updated version of the comms plan and distribute through your networks. (Attached to this email)   This replaces any other previous versions and applies to people using […]

The NMC announcements on arrangements for all student nurses

The NMC announcements on arrangements for all student nurses are now live and can be found here;     We have put together a briefing document and an FAQ document, both of which are attached to this email. Hopefully you’ll find them useful.

Landmark case confirms statutory minimum annual leave for all workers as a result of UNISON intervention

UNISON today secured a victory at the Court of Appeal affecting hundreds of thousands of employees working part-time and irregular hours or patterns. Harpur Trust v Brazel & UNISON clarifies the legal position ensuring all workers are entitled to a minimum of 28 days paid annual leave, even if they do not get given work or paid […]

Health Circular – 25 January 2019

  Date: 25 January 2019 The latest news from UNISON’s national health group – keeping branches informed of issues affecting you and your members 2018 WRES Report                                                    [England only] The 2018 Workforce Race Equality Standard report is now available [HC-009-19]    HC-009-19 2018 WRES Report   Mary Seacole Awards 2019-20                   [All Health Branches]   […]

BRIEFING HC-138-18 21 December 2018 NHS Staff Council announces joint agreement on Band 1 closure

Who needs to know?  Health branches Summary: On 19 December the NHS Staff Council published a joint statement setting out important policy positions for current band 1 staff. In full: From 1 December 2018 Agenda for Change Band 1 was closed to new starters. The Framework agreement set out that employers will upskill Band […]

Important Information – Trainee Nursing Associates Registration

Who needs to know?  Health Branches in England Summary: Trainee Nursing Associates who will be joining the NMC register in January must disclose all convictions or cautions whether or not they are spent, unless they are protected. In full: Branches may receive enquiries from Trainee Nursing Associates (TNAs) about what they need to do […]

Getting it right? Are you being treated properly at work?

Earnings Max – Tax relief for healthcare staff in the National Health Service, private hospitals and nursing homes Did you know that you may be eligible to claim tax relief for the following?  your union subscription  your professional fees (to the NMC or HCPC)  your shoes and uniform In addition to claiming […]