URGENT Unison announcement advice to Paramedics Technicians Unison refers you
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URGENT Unison announcement & advice to Paramedics & Technicians 7-7-2008 Unison refers you to the recent clinical bulletin sent out to all staff relating to the changes to the Emergency care Assistants Role allowing them in some cases to attend the patient. Unison Leads where told about the new guidance at approx 1150am on Friday 4th July we were given a copy at 1200 at our Friday meeting bearing in mind there where only three leads there and two ad's from the management side. We were told that a section straight from the HPC had been put in about Paramedic's. We did not agree with the document and wording about Technician's and we are not in a position to agree this guidance and a lot more discussion is needed before we send it out for staff to comment on. Once again it has been sent out by management without our views being heard. Technicians be aware if anything goes wrong whilst the ECA is attending you could be responsible under the trusts disciplinary procedures. Paramedics could also have to answer to the the trusts disciplinary procedures as per usual aswell as the HPC. The responsibility for the patient/s will remain with the qualified Paramedic/Technician and the ECA will work under their “guidance” not supervision UNISONS ADVICE TO ALL MEMBERS IS TO STAY WITH THE PATIENT UNTIL FURTHER TALKS HAVE BEEN HELD.