It’s our view that this national position is more beneficial than the offer from the Trust for those staff caught in the NQP programme between 1st September 2016 and the end of March 2017, and this national change must be in additional to the local proposal.
UNISON believes that our NQPs are not being supported and many of you have provided evidence that you are carrying out a comparable role to band 6 Paramedics. For that reason we are supporting all NQPs with a review of the NQP Job Description: https://putbacktheheart.com/2017/09/03/nqp-update/
We will continue to update you over both the local and national changes as they happen. We appreciate the delays and frustrations that our NQPs are feeling about band 6 progression and lack of support – we’re doing all we can to get you the best possible outcome, as soon as we can.