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About us

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
  • ERS
  • E-Zec Medical
  • First Care Ambulance
  • Kernow Ambulance
  • Mobile Care
  • NSL Care Services
  • Rapid & Secure
  • Servitas
  • St John Ambulance
  • Vocare
  • 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.

Latest News

PPE – Unison Health and Safety Advice

In yesterday’s SWAST Chief’s Bulletin, staff were told that the National Ambulance IPC Group met last week to consider the PPE required during prolonged delays to off-load patients at hospitals. They said that current levels of protection were still sufficient but...

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Warning regarding fraudulent text messages

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has issued a warning regarding fraudulent text messages being sent to the public informing them that the COVID-19 vaccine is available to them. A scam text containing a link takes you to a bogus website that does appear...

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H&S Covid Update.

We are aware of members concerns re the level of PPE used with suspected or confirmed Covid Patients whilst queuing at E.D. departments. We are in discussions with the trust and will be in a position to update members in the next 24 to 36 Hrs. Adrian House Branch H&S...

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Applause Does Not Pay the Bills

As the biggest trade union in the health service UNISON understands the role you have played and continue to play in dealing with the pandemic. Now it’s time for the government to recognise this and turn their applause and warm words for NHS staff into a meaningful...

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No Changes to Mealbreak Payments

Would members please note that there is a link in the new interim Mealbreak SOP that takes them to information about when and how to make a subsistence claim i.e. £7.50 for a meal taken away from base Station. Jess Cunningham (Exec Dir of Operations) has confirmed...

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