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 Hertfordshire County Lead

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Unison Hertfordshire County Lead Year End Report 2016    

                 past few years as Hertfordshire county lead and I wish him the best now he has gone to the dark side.  

I took over the role of Hertfordshire County lead in September 2016, and it has been a               the support of Daren and Fraer and I would like to take this opportunity thank both of them for their continued support.  

In the five months I have been doing the role, I have supported a number of staff in formal sickness reviews, Serious Incidents, Student paramedic review panels and other meetings where management have requested staff to attend, for various reasons, mostly successfully others not so.  

The one and only Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire LPF Meeting I have chaired to date has been productive with positive outcome from the joint working between Unison and Management, such an example was, the MedicNow agency staff were booking FRV Day shifts 12 weeks in advance, which left our on staff covering the night and weekend shifts, however through the LPF Forum a agreement was discussed and agreed the   B    shifts 10 days in advance and they have to be nights or weekend shifts only and once the relief and overtime shifts have been given to    B             coming year where we can go on to develop this working relationship further, to achieve more for all the Unison staff within the Trust.  

I have also attended RBC and County Lead meetings on a monthly basis at Bury St Edmonds to ensure that Hertfordshire is being represented and to keep the committee up to date with events and concerns within Hertfordshire area.  

Hertfordshire has seen a change in SLM managers recently with David Wight new to the West Herts area, initial indications are positive and he seems to be supportive to Unison and myself to enable positive and productive working relationship.     

Stephen Cutler Unison County Lead Hertfordshire     

Today it has been announced by the Trust that the collective grievance submitted by Beds, Herts and Cambridgeshire Northampton Pathway Paramedics has been upheld. The hearing should have been held on the 18th August. However due to recent sad circumstances it was decided that Sandy Brown, Director of Nursing and Clinical Quality would review our case., in view of rearranging the hearing. As a result it has been decided that Paramedics from the Northampton Pathway in cohorts 1 and 2 will be allowed to progress to Senior Paramedics role without waiting the 12 month post registration period previously stated. Advancement date will be each persons HCPC Registration date. 

The decision was decided up on:

1. Length of Service

2. Previous Experience

3. Previous experience of mentoring

4. Evidence present of active mentoring.

 

It is a fair decision for both staff and trust alike. It is also good to see that given the right arguments and common sense as well as fair judgement progress can be achieved. 

Mike L 

Today it has been announced by the Trust that the collective grievance submitted by Beds, Herts and Cambridgeshire Northampton Pathway Paramedics has been upheld. The hearing should have been held on the 18th August. However due to recent sad circumstances it was decided that Sandy Brown, Director of Nursing and Clinical Quality would review our case., in view of rearranging the hearing. As a result it has been decided that Paramedics from the Northampton Pathway in cohorts 1 and 2 will be allowed to progress to Senior Paramedics role without waiting the 12 month post registration period previously stated. Advancement date will be each persons HCPC Registration date. 

The decision was decided up on:

1. Length of Service

2. Previous Experience

3. Previous experience of mentoring

4. Evidence present of active mentoring.

 

It is a fair decision for both staff and trust alike. It is also good to see that given the right arguments and common sense as well as fair judgement progress can be achieved. 

Mike L 

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