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]   HC-010-19 Mary Seacole Awards 2019             

Applications are invited for the Mary Seacole Awards 2019


NHS Employers release new guidance for employing Nursing Associates          [England only]      HC-011-19 New NHS Employers and UNISON Branch Guidance for Nursing Associates                          

NHS Employers has released guidance which employers should use to integrate Nursing Associates into the workforce [HC-011-19]

HC-011-19 Unison branch guidance for Nursing Associates – Attachment     


National Operating Department Practitioners (ODP) Day     [All Health Branches]                           

This circular provides information on National ODP Day on 14th May and advises how branches can get involved [HC-012-19

HC-012-19 ODP 2019 day


The NHS Long Term Plan – UNISON briefing                  [England only]      

UNISON has produced a full briefing on the recently published Long Term Plan that sets the direction for the NHS over the next five years [HC-013-19]     HC-013-19 NHS Long Term Plan – UNISON briefing



Government U-turn on Settled Status application fee            

On Monday night, the Prime Minister announced that the £65 application fee for settled and pre-settled status for EU citizens and their families would be dropped.  UNISON has been lobbying for the fee to be dropped ahead of full rollout in March.  Refund details are not yet known – we will circulate to branches when  available.  Latest information from




Health Group