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The NHS Confederation

The NHS Confederation, NHS Providers, the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nursing, the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges and Unison have penned a joint letter to the Prime Minister warning of the ‘very real risk’ that if NHS staff leave a vicious circle will be created where ‘staff vacancies are the greatest threat […]

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Find out how you can get health members involved with the NHS Pay campaign Read our guidance on PPE concerns Read the updated FAQs on critical worker school places (England), and more   We hope you find this newsletter informative and useful. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Kind […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]