The IX and meal break pilot, jointly agreed between the Trust and UNISON, has now been running for 11 weeks. The meal break changes have been put in place Trustwide and in keeping with the agreement, IX has today been rolled out to Essex. B&H will follow next week. Continue reading
Today is world mental health day: http://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/world-mental-health-day/
UNISON has been campaigning to put staff back at the heart of our service, since launching our #PBTH campaign in 2015. Our campaign aims to make the Trust a more supportive employer – helping to support mental health awareness and culture change. Continue reading
The collective grievance from north Norfolk over enforced lone working has been upheld.
The outcome means that the new policy put forwards by UNISON last year has been adopted in full; the new policy went live on the Trust website today: Continue reading
The IX and meal break pilot, jointly agreed between the Trust and UNISON, has now been running for one month.
So far, 197 crews have been placed into intelligent X-ray as a result of the pilot, and initial feedback from staff and those on the staff support desk is that the pilot measures are having a positive impact.
We still have data to review to ensure that the pilot is delivering what we set out to achieve, but in the meantime we are keen to gauge how you feel the IX and meal break pilot is going. We’d therefore be grateful if you could please take a few minutes to complete our joint (EEAST and UNISON) follow up survey:
You can read the joint statement, which gives details of the pilot here.
On 8th September a collective grievance originally raised in 2012 will be heard in Norfolk.
UNISON has been calling for supportive changes over lone working – this applies to a small number of our staff, but it is an emotive subject. Many of us know someone who has suffered from issues, or we’ve experienced difficulties ourselves. Whether it’s a run of difficult jobs, an assault, or a personal issue that has affected mental health and confidence, these can all impact on the ability to function as a sole responder. Continue reading
UNISON has been supporting a group of HCRT staff with a collective grievance, submitted earlier this year, following the Trust advertising new roles which excluded applications from internal staff. Continue reading