Government must reassure anxious NHS staff about equipment concerns, says UNISON

The government must win back the confidence of NHS and social care staff amid growing anxiety over protective kit shortages, says UNISON today (Wednesday). A letter from the union to health secretary Matt Hancock urges the government to step up communication with health workers. It says widespread confusion exists over what personal protective equipment (PPE) […]

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Emergency Services Show 2019

Last month, LAS UNISON Branch Health & Safety Officer Paul Stewart and Branch Communications Officer Rob Sydney travelled up to Birmingham to visit the Emergency Services Show. On display at this year’s show were over 300 manufacturers and suppliers with a wide range of vehicles and equipment for all emergency services. However, there was one […]

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NHSE reviewing patient transport contracting after string of failures

NHS England has ordered a review into the cost of patient transport services and the way they are commissioned, following a string of market failures. Simon Stevens last week told the Healthwatch annual conference in Birmingham that the probe, expected to last a year, would act on concerns raised by patients. Clinical commissioning groups commission […]

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NHS Pension Scheme

NHS Pension Scheme – Age discrimination judgement A legal case taken by the firefighters and judges has found that the transitional protections introduced as part of the 2015 changes to their respective pension schemes were discriminatory based on age. There is a likely read across of this judgement to the other public sector pension schemes, […]

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