Band 5 non Senior Paramedics

All non Senior Paramedics on band 5 (including bank staff) should have now received a letter informing you that your job description has been matched to band 6.

There is no need for you to sign a HR2, as this is a rebanding of your role and not a contractual change to your role.

Everyone will be back paid to 31st December, as per the national agreement (assimilation means moving across to a comparable spine point, or the first spine point in band 6 – and not across and up a spine point).

Munro Jackets


We were recently made aware of some negative comments aimed at staff uniform by a Director. In response, and in order to better support staff coming into winter, we’re asking the Trust at our Staff Partnership Forum next week, to agree to purchase and issue Keela Munro jackets to all patient facing frontline staff.

Given staff were found

NQP and Student Paramedic update


Thank you to everyone who’s taken part in the vote over the negotiated proposal for NQPs and Student Paramedics.

If you missed the details of the


Late finishes and meal breaks

UNISON wrote to the CEO on 6th September 2017 about late finishes and meal breaks –you can read the letter here – incorporated into a paper for SPF.

It’s massively disappointing that since that letter, the Trust has

To assist members on the run up to Christmas, UNISON EEAST will be running a prize raffle in September, October and November.


All members will be automatically entered, with one prize of £300 in vouchers, for one member in each county, each month. 

Winners will be able to select vouchers of their choice from

UNISON officers and representatives are not eligible for entry. The raffle will be drawn by UNISON Regional officials each month. There are no cash alternatives to prizes.

Join UNISON online at JOINUNISON.ORG or call free on 0800 171 2193

consultation on the threshold level of qualification for entry to the register for paramedics

The HCPC is seeking views on changing the threshold level of qualification for entry to the Register for paramedics set out in the first standard of the Standards of education and training (‘SET 1’).

Please follow this link for details and to take part in the consultation process.

The consultation closes on 15th December 2017.

Kind regards,
Fraer Stevenson
UNISON Branch Secretary


NQP update…

This week at SPF, UNISON is triggering, in keeping with the Job Evaluation scheme, a partnership review of the NQP job description.  This is normal practice for a ‘new’ role, after 6 – 12 months and/or if the