London Package 2021 – Improving Working Lives

At our branch meeting today (24 March 2021) we discussed and agreed to send the following letter to the London Ambulance Service CEO. It was also discussed at our AGM. Dear Garrett, In 2014 our late great friend, Branch Secretary of LAS UNISON – Eric Roberts, wrote to the London Ambulance Service CEO at the […]

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Londoners should exercise ‘common sense’ when dialling 999, says UNISON

London ambulance workers are concerned the service faces breaking point amid increasing 999 calls and numbers of staff hit by ​Covid, says UNISON today (​Friday). The London Ambulance Service (LAS) is now urging the public to ring 999 only for life-threatening emergencies, says UNISON, which represents paramedics and call handlers. The numbers ​of people dialling for help have reached 8,000 during a 24-hour period, compared with 5,500 normally. Hundreds […]

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UNISON webinar: HCPC – A Conversation With Your Regulator

20 October 2020 6:00pm–7:00pm Online HCPC-registered UNISON members and branch activists are invited to attend UNISON’s webinar: “HCPC – a Conversation with your Regulator” on 20th October from 6pm-7pm. What do you want your regulator to do for you? The Health and Care Professions Council wants to hear from you. This is an opportunity for […]

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Loss of a Much Loved Paramedic & Former UNISON rep Yesterday

Such sad news yesterday to hear about our wonderful and much loved colleague Ben Woodhart, who died suddenly and unexpectedly at home. Paramedic, Clinical Researcher, Mentor and former UNISON Rep, Ben was always so positive and passionate about the service and the job. His enthusiasm couldn’t help but rub off onto the rest of us. […]

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Annual General Meeting – CANCELLED

The LAS UNISON Branch Committee have taken the decision to cancel our AGM on the 24th March. The guidance has come out from the government regarding cancelling events and to try and stop unnecessary travel and we realise that we cannot now go ahead. We appreciate that you will be disappointed but I am sure you fully understand. […]

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Skill Mix Changes Update

“Last week we had an update to the ongoing arrangement that has temporarily changed the skill mix of how the LAS deploy NQPs, a bulletin has now been released to describe the final arrangement and the following is our final response to the changes and the mitigation given by the LAS management of the issues […]

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Skill Mix Changes

It has been reported to our reps that our NQP members have had a change in how they are deployed and the skill mix they work to as part of a winter pressures plan. We have this morning written to the management for clarification of this. (Full text of letter below) If correct we will […]

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