Support

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If you need help and are a member of UNISON Western Isles Health Branch, then you should first of all talk to your Workplace Steward, see below.

 

You can also call our national helpline, UNISONdirect, on 0845 355 0845

 

Lines are open from 6am to midnight on Monday to Friday and from 9 am till 4pm on Saturday. There is also a textphone number for members with hearing difficulties - 0800 0 967 968

UNISON Branch Contacts 2018/2019

Branch post

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Officers

Branch Secretary

Chairperson

Vice Chairperson

Treasurer    

Communication Officer

Education Officer

Health and Safety Officer    

Welfare Officer    

Membership Services

APF Officer

Equality Officer

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Stewards

Admin

Admin

Balivanich Clinic

Dental Services    

Domestic    

Health Board

IT - Contact

Laundry

Laboratory

Medical Records

Nursing (Aux)

Nursing

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

St Brendans  - Contact

Theatre

Uist & Barra

Xray (Admin)

Works Department

Union Learning Rep

Union Learning Rep

Branch Officer

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Jane Montgomery

Chris Ann Munro

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Richard Galloway

Janet Marshall

Mustapha Hocine

Vacant

Gillian Macdonald

Vacant

Vacant

Joan MacRitchie

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Richard Galloway

Chris Ann Munro

Vacant

Norma MacSween

Moira Mackenzie

Vacant

Mark Stainton

Vacant

Rebecca Nicolson

Janet Marshall

Vacant

Kath Mace

Vacant

Vacant

Laura Jane Johnstone

Vacant

Mustapha Hocine

Gillian Macdonald

Vacant

Gillian Macdonald

Vacant

Workplace

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Clinical Skills

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WI Hospital

Medical Records

Winfield Way

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Xray Department

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Medical Records

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WI Hospital

Health Centre

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Dental Centre

Hotel Services

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IT Department

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Medical Records

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Day Hospital

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St Brendans Hospital

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Winfield Way

Xray Department

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Xray Department

Do you need UNISON help?

Would you like to become a member?

Need more information about UNISON

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Please contact your local Branch Officer (details above)

Telephone

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01851 708146

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01851 704704

01851 708217

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01851 708224

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01851 708217

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01851 704704

01851 763300

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01851 707500

01851 708295

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01851 708239

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01851 708296

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 01871 810465

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01851 708224

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01851 708224

Are you a registered professional?

UNISON’s Professional Services Unit is here to help members who have problems with their registration or who have had a complaint made against them that their regulatory body is investigating. We support members every step of the way.

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Help from UNISON

If, as a registered professional, you find yourself in that situation - you need to ensure that you take prompt action to get the help you need from UNISON. That means if you hear from your regulator we are your first call – don’t delay or leave it on the dining room table. When we hear from you we can start supporting you.

Hopefully you will never need to call on us for this sort of representation, but if you do we can only help you if you have been a UNISON member for at least four weeks continuously before the alleged problem or complaint happened.

If you meet that criteria - and you have been referred to your regulator by your employer, the police, a service user or anyone else - then you should contact your local UNISON rep immediately, see above

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What you will need to do

Your branch rep will ask you to fill out a CASE form - you can find more information and download a copy from the professional registration section at unison. org.uk/get-help. This will ensure that your rep has all the information they need to help you.

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You will also need to provide copies of:

• all the correspondence and documents you have received from the regulatory body about the allegations against you

• all records or notes of your employer’s disciplinary meetings/hearings about the allegation against you.

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UNISON will provide representation and advice at all stages of the regulator’s investigatory process – so remember, you should contact us immediately.

Do not resign from your post. We know that this can be a very stressful time and can impact on your health, so if you feel unwell see your GP. If you resign without it being discussed and agreed with us, it could affect our ability to represent you and your case with your regulator. Whatever the circumstances talk to us first so you can make an informed decision.

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Who we can help

Our advice and help covers members who are registered with any of the following health and social care professional regulatory bodies in the UK:

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Health and Care Professions Council

Care Council for Wales

General Pharmaceutical Council

General Osteopathic Council

General Optical Council

General Medical Council

General Dental Council

General Chiropractic Council

Northern Ireland Social Care Council 

Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland 

Scottish Social Services Council