UNISON stops unfair DBS charges for NHS workers

UNISON members across Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust (NTW) took part in a long campaign against the Trust’s plans to introduce Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) charges for staff. It is compulsory for most NHS staff to have a criminal record check using the Disclosure and Barring Service and the costs were previously met […]

UNISON celebrates Operating Department Practitioners gaining Allied Health Status

UNISON, in partnership with the College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP), celebrated today as all Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) move to full Allied Health Professions Status (AHP). This means for the first time that a senior officer within NHS England will represent ODPs. They will now have greater influence over NHS workforce planning, and have […]

March and Rally for our NHS – Saturday 4th February

Our NHS is now at breaking point and it is time for us to take action.  A march and rally is taking place in support of our NHS on Saturday 4th February in Newcastle.  Assembly is at 11.45 at Framlington Place (adjacent to the RVI) where we will be marching to Greys Monument for a […]