Towards the end of last week and in line with the new government restrictions that were announced, the SNC were approached by SPS for the resumption of visits in all sites as visit rooms are not deemed as a prisoners home.
CIRC 136: YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A TAX REFUND…
If you pay tax, there’s a fairly high chance you’ve paid too much.
CIRC 135: ANNUAL STAFF SURVEY
Please be reminded that the current policy of the POA is not to engage in completion of the employer’s annual staff survey
CIRC 134: NEC MINUTES
Please find attached NEC minutes for the 8th September 2020, for your information.
CIRC 133: POA WELCOME EXTENSION OF HMPPS WINTER INFLUENZA VACCINATION PROGRAMME.
Many members may be unaware that the Winter Influenza Vaccination Programme for the 2020/21 flu season has been extended, with more groups eligible to receive the Influenza Vaccine than in previous years.
Cancer Research UK live Talk Cancer workshops
Cancer Research UK live Talk Cancer workshops – feel confident to talk about cancer and health as part of your role
TUCG Equality Booklet
Please see recently published TUCG Equality Booklet and contained within this is an excellent article on page 20 by Colin Moses, former National Chair and Honorary Life Member of the POA.
CIRC 132: COVID-19 HEALTHCARE SUPPORT APPEAL FOR POA MEMBERS
The COVID-19 Healthcare Support Appeal (CHSA) is a new, time-limited charity which makes grants to organisations that are supporting health care staff who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on hardship and psychological support.
CIRC 131: NATIONAL CHAIR UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2020
As local committees continue to work on Exceptional Delivery Models that will progress regimes from level 3 to level 2, we should remain vigilant to the threat of COVID in our secure settings.
CIRC 130: POA DIARY 2021
Distribution of the POA diary for members will commence within the next seven days. Retired members will receive their diary with the Winter issue of Gatelodge in December.