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Great news about band 6!!

Dear Members, I wanted to share the good news with you that UNISON, working with other unions, has successfully secured agreement for a Band 6 paramedic profile that has been published today. It’s taken two years of negotiations and this profile will be available for all UK countries to use. In England, the band 6 paramedic profile is part of a package, paid for centrally, including the development of a Newly Qualified Paramedic role and scoping how the paramedic role will evolve to deliver NHS England’s Urgent and Emergency Care Review. In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland there will be separate discussions about how this will be implemented. New profiles: NHS employers site This is an i