PPE UPDATE

In response to the continued issues raised from our members, LAS UNISON Branch have worked with our management in the last few days to secure the following agreed guidance to our members that provides a more appropriate level of PPE for the risks we encounter. We advise our members that, when faced with patient and […]

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LAS UNISON to sponsor the LAS Wellbeing Hub

Today, the LAS UNISON Branch Committee have agreed to sponsor the LAS Wellbeing Hub. It has been agreed that our Branch will donate £10,000 towards wellbeing hampers for staff that are self-isolating and unwell.   Isolation packs – do you need some help? Anyone at home who needs an isolation pack, please email your name, […]

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Grave concerns over PPE Guidance

Dear Khadir, I am again writing on behalf of LAS UNISON Branch with regards to the grave concerns our Branch Committee and members now have over the PPE guidance and supply for all patient treatment. Over the past three weeks we have repeatedly requested evidence to support the specific PPE guidance that our members are […]

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Coronavirus guidance for all members

LAS UNISON Branch members have experienced many issues over the past few weeks relating to Coronavirus Covid-19 and the effects it is having on the London Ambulance Service. Our reps have continually tried to address these issues as they have arisen, however the situation and guidance has fluctuated considerably over this time. As such our […]

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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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