The UHB is committed to working in partnership with recognised Trade Unions and Professional Organisations and actively encourages you to join any trade union or professional body of your choice (subject to any rules for membership of that organisation which may apply).
The UHB’s Partnership and Recognition Agreement sets out the principles of partnership working and the responsibilities of the organisation, staff representatives and managers. The Agreement lists the trade unions and staff organisations which are officially recognised by the UHB. These are:
|British Dental Association|
|British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BOS)|
|Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)|
|Federation of Clinical Scientists (FCS)|
|The trade union for everyone
|Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA)|
|The Royal College of Midwives (RCM)|
|Royal College of Nursing (RCN)|
|The College of Podiatry|
|Society of Radiographers (SOR)|
|UNITE the Union|
To find out more about joining a union please talk to your local workplace representative or view the relevant website or noticeboard.
The Local Partnership Forum (LPF) is the formal mechanism for the Health Board and Trade Union/Professional Organisation Representatives to work together to improve health services. It is the forum where key stakeholders will engage with each other to inform, debate and seek to agree local priorities on workforce and health service issues.
LPF is co-chaired by the Chair of Staff Representatives and the Executive Director of Workforce and OD. Members are Staff Representatives (including the Independent Member for Trade Unions), the Executive Team and Chief Executive, the Director of Corporate Governance, the Assistant Directors of Workforce and OD and the Head of Workforce Governance.
The purpose of the LPF falls into four overarching themes: communicate, consider, consult and negotiate, and appraise.