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Nationally a new band 6 Paramedic profile has recently been released and alongside this there is a national profile planned for a band 5 ‘newly qualified Paramedic’ (NQP) role. The guidance put out by NHS employers over the NQP role states there will be a development period for newly qualified Paramedics to be in band 5, prior to going into band 6:
“these new entrant programmes will ordinarily be for a period of 24 months and conditional upon individuals demonstrating they have the requisite knowledge, skills/competencies for their role and that they have demonstrated the required level of performance and delivery during the programme period, as determined locally.”
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UNISON has commissioned an independent consultancy to review bullying, harassment, discrimination and casework in the East of England Ambulance Service.
The consultancy guarantees that no one who participants in the review will be identified either by name or by incident. They are interested in looking at themes and patterns and this is how they will be reporting.
Please complete the short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.
As well as a survey, there is also the opportunity for confidential 1-2-1 meetings in person - at our UNISON offices in Chelmsford and Bury St Edmunds, or via phone - please contact the consultancy direct via alison@andreaadamsconsultancy.
The review will run until 6th January.
You can find further details on our blog: https://putbacktheheart.
UNISON Branch Secretary
East of England Ambulance ServiceBull
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All UNISON Officers and Representatives are elected annually by the membership.
Details of your Officers and Representatives for the year ahead are confirmed at the AGM, which will take place on 22nd February 2017. Venue to be confirmed.
To download an election form for an Officer role - please click here.
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It's with great sadness we share the news that Eric Roberts, UNISON President and Branch Secretary of LAS, has passed away.
Our thoughts and hearts go out to Eric’s family and friends at this very sad time.
Rest in peace lovely Eric xx
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UNISON in EEAST is supporting a number of our members with employment tribunal claims in relation to holiday pay. This is following legal precedent around the rate of pay while on annual leave.
We also raised a grievance with the Trust in March this year and at the recent hearing the grievance was partially upheld.