NHS Trade Unions’ Blueprint for Return

As we enter what could be the start of a gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, discussion has turned to how the NHS restarts those services that were stepped down during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the pressure that staff have been under and the risk to their health and well-being – and that […]

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Support for family and friends of deceased members

We are so saddened to hear of members dying from COVID-19, including so many who have died in the line of duty, as they try to help others in this unprecedented time. We want you to know that if you’re the family or friend of a UNISON member that has died, we’re here to help. […]

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Annual Leave Guidance during the COVID-19 Pandemic

LAS members will have seen the publication on Friday 8th May, by our People and Culture (P&C) colleagues, of the attached document answering some frequently asked questions on the subject of annual leave. Our Branch officers had some discussions with our management prior to the publication of this document, on certain areas of the text […]

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Impact of Covid-19 on Black staff in the NHS

The disproportionate impact of Covid-19, and the response to it, is a matter of concern for the whole union. We urgently await the analysis and report from the Public Health England Ethnicity Review which is looking at the impact in the general population (due end May). It is hoped that learning from the Review will […]

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Member update from UNISON Ambulance

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) UNISON advice to ambulance members on PPE: Individual risk assessments should be the main factor in deciding your level of PPE. A minimum of level 2 PPE (disposable gloves, disposable apron, fluid repellent surgical mask, eye protection (if risk of splashing)) is recommended to use for all patients. Don’t put yourself […]

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