UNISON is one of Britain’s biggest unions, representing more than 1.3 million members across the UK’s public services. South Western Ambulance & Allied Health Branch covers UNISON members working in the NHS or for private contractors providing public services relating to pre-hopistal care.
Our members include staff working full or part time in South Western Ambulance Service, private and voluntary sectors. Our list of employers include:
- South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust
- Arriva Transport
- Bristol Ambulance
- Care UK
- Devon Doctors
- E-Zec Medical
- First Care Ambulance
- Kernow Ambulance
- Mobile Care
- NSL Care Services
- Rapid & Secure
- St John Ambulance
- Wings Ambulance Service
- Plymouth University, Bournemouth University and UWE (paramedic science staff & students)
As well as current employees, SWAAHB also looks after retired members and students, proving that we are stronger together!
We negotiate on behalf of our members for better pay and conditions, help individuals in trouble and campaign for a safer, fairer society.
AACE Position Statement on the AGP Status of Chest Compressions and Defibrillation UNISON response The conflicting guidance that has been issued by expert bodies on the level of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that should be used when performing chest compressions...
The government is developing proposals to address the unlawful age discrimination identified by the Court of Appeal in the 2015 reforms to the Judicial and Firefighters’ pension schemes. More information on the ruling can its implications for the NHS Pension Scheme...
UNISON Ambulance member update April This is a member update from UNISON Ambulance Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) UNISON advice to ambulance members on PPE: • Individual risk assessments should be the main factor in deciding your level of PPE. • A minimum of...
We would like to encourage our SWASFT members to restart booking their annual leave as this is often found to be challenging when you are seeking your preferred choice. You can find more details and a FAQ’s link in the Chiefs Bulletin dated 24th April 2020.
Wellbeing Support There has never been so much support for those who work within the NHS, with each week introducing new apps and support mechanisms to support you, because your wellbeing matters. You may recognise some of the support services below but please utilise...
During this unprecedented time we would like to take this opportunity to share some information with you which has come about as a result of incidents reported around the country and within our membership. PPE. All staff should use level 2 protection and complete...
Where to find us
UNISON Branch Office