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April 2, 2020

We are continuing to work alongside carer organisations to make sure carers have access to the right advice to help protect them are and their loved ones during this challenging period. We also know that some carers may require protective equipment should the person th...

April 2, 2020

Pauline Howie

Chief Executive

Scottish Ambulance Service

Dear Pauline

Re: Personal protective equipment (PPE)

I am writing to you in your capacity as Chief Executive of the Scottish Ambulance


I am sure that you are focussed on doing all you can to protect the health,...

December 15, 2019


On 20 December 2018, the Court of Appeal in Lord Chancellor v McCloud (and others) held that in relation to the judicial and firefighters’ pension schemes, transitional provisions introduced in 2015 gave rise to unlawful age discrimination. The matter has b...

November 8, 2019

Our campaigning work has stopped the Health and Care Professions Council from imposing a massive 18% fee hike on health staff.

At the end of 2018 the Health and Care Professions Council consulted on proposals that would see its registration fee rise by an inflation-bust...

August 15, 2019

Pay during annual leave

Hi folks there has been some stories going around about receiving pay for working overtime. There has been no discussion in Scotland. We do know that some of our colleagues in parts of England are being paid and we can only assume at this time th...

June 3, 2019

Scottish ambulance service is in critical condition says UNISON as report reveals ambulance staff are at breaking point

Ambulance staff are over-worked and stressed says UNISON Scotland as it reveals the findings of its latest survey, An Emergency But No Accident, relea...

February 20, 2019

With effect from the 1st September 2021, paramedic training will be delivered by the university sector in Scotland. This change is coming about because of changes that the Health Care Professions Council have implemented which will require all new paramedics commencing...

November 29, 2018

UNISON to oppose HCPC’s 18% fees hike! Help us by taking part in our survey

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has proposed to increase its annual registration fee by a massive 18%. The proposals are contained within a new consultation and would see the annu...

September 28, 2018

The Scottish Ambulance Branch of Unison is committed to helping further education and CPD opportunities for all members across Scotland.  Most recently help was provided in running a Trauma Study Day in Grangemouth where expert speakers delivered a theoretical and prac...

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