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 […]

It’s all about the data

As you’ll undoubtedly know from your inbox, from 25 May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in effect. The law gives individuals more choice and control over how their data is used. The regulation also brings in stricter duties, which all organisations must follow. At UNISON, we are committed to keeping your data secure […]