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Your Branch

UNISON South Western Ambulance and Allied Health Branch has over 3,000 members. The Branch is made up of all of its members. Some members are elected by the membership to play different roles such stewards and branch officers. Here are some of the key members of our branch team:

Jo Fowles – Branch Secretary

07557 563537

Jo is the main point of contact person with the employers and the wider union. She ensures that all matters of Branch administration run smoothly.

Charlotte Worthington – Branch Administrator

c.worthington@swast.nhs.uk                                                                                                                          07773 034636

Charlotte is the glue that holds the Branch team together. She runs the Branch Office out of Bournemouth Ambulance Station, coordinates diaries handles administration and acts as first point of contact for any enquiries coming in to the Branch Office.

Adrian House – Branch Health & Safety Officer & Assistant Treasurer 


Adrian leads a team of eight Health and Safety Representatives and joint chairs the SWAST H&S committee which reports to the board. For UNISON he is the vice chair of the South West Regional H&S committee. As well as making approximately fifty workplace inspections across SWAST, he attends many formal meetings within the trust from local LCC to the H&S executive . Adrian was awarded the UNISON Regional and National Health and Safety Representative of the Year Awards 2018 which he dedicated to the UNISON SWAAHB Health and Safety Team.

Andy Tomlinson – Health and Safety Representative


Clare Lunk – Assistant Branch Secretary and Branch Treasurer


Assists the Branch Secretary in coordinating the Branch Team, negotiating with employers and representing members in the most serious or complicated cases.
Clare based at HQ in Exeter.

Emily Jones – Branch Equalities and Disability Officer


Hywel Lloyd


Ian Whittern

Workplace Contact, Bristol EOC

Jacky Owen – Branch Women’s Officer & Branch Welfare Office


Jonathan Legge – Assistant Branch Secretary

Jonathan.Legge@swast.nhs.uk                                                                                                            07598 401603

Assists the Branch Secretary in coordinating the Branch Team, negotiating with employers and representing members in the most serious or complicated cases.

Maggie Barnden

Maggie is a Steward in East Cornwall.

Marcus Becker

Marcus is a Steward and Health and Safety Representative in Cornwall.

Mike Barnard – Branch LGBT Officer


Peter Hornsby – Branch Pensions Officer

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Shane Clark – Branch Communications Officer & Vice Chair     

Shane.Clark@swast.nhs.uk                                                                                                                           07446187504

Shane takes information from the Branch Team and turns them into circulars and notices for members. He is one of the branch team who run the social media accounts for the branch, including Facebook and Twitter. Shane is specially trained to produce press releases, make media appearances and support other members who are making statements to the press.

Simon Moss 


Simon is a Steward based in Torquay

Stuart Cumming

Stuart is the Work Place Contact for staff at Illminster, Somerset.

Ted Blandford – Cornwall Sector Secretary & Branch Chair

Ted.Blandford@swast.nhs.uk                                                                                                                          07890949483

Facilitates Branch and committee meetings and acts as a senior negotiator with employers. His role is to ensure that the Branch runs according to the rules of UNISON in the best interests of our members.  Ted is based in Penzance.

Vicki Hodgon – Branch Recruitment Officer

victoria.hodgon@swast.nhs.uk                                                                                                              07598 401 594