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In this edition of Health News February 2021


In this edition of Health News:

  • Read the latest on our message to Rishi Sunak
  • Find out how to make sure you’re getting the most out of earnings max
  • Read about the HCPC registration fee rise, 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 regards,

UNISON Health Team

Send our message to Rishi: fund a proper pay rise

Over 60,000 people have signed the open letter calling on Rishi Sunak to fund a pay rise of at least £2k for everyone working in the NHS.

It’s one week until the budget and it’s time to make sure the chancellor hears all about it.

Member action: Tweet Rishi Sunak

Share the hand in video on your social media channels

Earnings max – making sure your employer is getting it right!

Did you know that if you work on Agenda for Change terms and conditions that you can claim £15 if your employer asks you to change you shift within 24 hours of your scheduled work period? 

For more information including where this does not apply, see section 2.23 of the NHS Terms and Conditions handbook (Scotland and N. Ireland) or 2.25 of the NHS Terms and Conditions Handbook (England and Wales).

In the meantime, please publicise this amongst your members.


Financial Wellbeing Support for NHS Staff

NHS England have a range of financial wellbeing support available for staff.

Our recent mental health survey showed that the pandemic has placed more than a quarter of NHS staff, or their families, into financial difficulties. Financial wellbeing is not an employee only concern with employers now realising the benefits of supporting this aspect of the lives of their staff.


Employer guidance

Employee guidance


Supporting yourself and others – Coping with grief and bereavement

Taking place on March 10 at 7pm, this webinar will focus on the wellbeing of UNISON activists who have supported members in exceptionally difficult circumstances.

Join us as our panel of activists discuss what being an activist and supporting members has been like during the pandemic, discover what resources are available from UNISON and hear about our relationship with CRUSE.

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