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Volume 684: debated on Tuesday 24 November 2020

Please find the attached letter sent to the Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary Mr Robert Buckland QC and MP which is self - explanatory.

 

Provisional parliamentary business has now been announced for this period, including the following that may be of relevance to you. Please note, the following may change at short notice. 

 

NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched the ‘Help Us Help You – NHS Access’ campaign which looks to address the barriers that are deterring patients from accessing NHS services.

 

The POA fully support the TUC campaign, Save Union Learning, and hope to persuade the Government to drop proposals to end the Union Learning Fund (ULF).

 

Provisional parliamentary business has now been announced for this period, including the following that may be of relevance to you. Please note, the following may change at short notice. 

Concerns regarding individual Risk Assessments for vulnerable staff have been raised by POA Committees to the NEC.

 

At the NEC Meeting on the 11th November 2020 the Executive discussed the possibility of the POA holding a physical Conference in the normal month that it is held in May 2021.

Please ensure the contents of this circular are relayed to all POA members.

 

Read the letter sent to the Prime Minister from NHS Staff Council (Staff Side) trade unions

 

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.