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National operating department practitioners (ODP) Day

2020 is a very special year for the College of Operating Department Practitioners, it is the 75th anniversary of the founding of the College so we want as many ODPs to get involved in #ODPday as possible.

Getting it right? Share your success stories

We know that branches work extremely hard, day in day out to fight to increase members’ earnings. It’s second nature to you and a big part of what we do as a trade union. That’s why we want to hear about the victories that you are having on the ground so that we can celebrate and share successes across the wider union.

Members only: Tackling Outsourcing of Job Evaluation to Private Providers – Update to the NHS Job Evaluation Handbook

UNISON is concerned that job evaluation is being outsourced to private job evaluation providers. We believe that this move risks members’ jobs not being properly matched or evaluated, undermines the agenda for change agreement and puts the employer at increased risk of equal pay claims. Job evaluation is required to be delivered in partnership and […]

Members only: NHS Job Evaluation Group are establishing a Job Evaluation Reference / Advisory Group in England

JEG is setting up a reference / advisory group in England* to support its work. The group is to be made up of people with good operational knowledge of and / or responsibility for job evaluation.

Order your CODP anniversary badges

Special edition celebratory badges for the 75th anniversary of the College of Operating Department Practitioners are now available.

New joint agreement launches to increase effective investigations and prosecutions against those who assault NHS staff

The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 came into force in November 2018. A new joint agreement to ensure more effective investigations and prosecutions of cases is available from the Crown Prosecution Services (CPS).

Sign your trust up to our ‘Best Practice Pledge’ for students.

Sign your trust up to our ‘Best Practice Pledge’ for students.

The latest from the pension age discrimination ruling

Recent declarations at Employment Tribunals following the court ruling that found the public sector pension protections to be discriminatory are set to have implications across the public sector including the NHS.

Registration is now open for the Safe Staffing Forum – Tuesday 3 March 2020

Registration is now open for a place at the UNISON Health Safe Staffing Forum to be held on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 at Warwick University, Coventry.

Buying and selling annual leave

A statement on the outcome of the negotiations around buying and selling annual leave for NHS staff has been released by the NHS Staff Council. During these discussions, it was not possible to reach a joint national agreement due to a lack of consensus over what constituted an appropriate rate of pay at which leave would be sold.

Staff Council apprentice pay talks break down as NHS in England risks losing over £200m unspent levy

The Staff Council has been unable to agree a new provision on apprentice pay for the terms and conditions handbook after nearly 18 months of talks.

Sign your trust up to our ‘Best Practice Pledge’ for students.

Sign your trust up to our ‘Best Practice Pledge’ for students.

Sheffield mental health workers to strike as government cuts put ‘people at risk’

Some people in need not seen for nearly two years

Make sure you take the National Education and Training Survey

Healthcare students – take the National Education and Training Survey about your clinical placement.

Members only: New UNISON report highlights NHS land is a public asset

A new UNISON research report outlines the extent of land sales in the English NHS and suggests a number of campaigning objectives for the union.