This course is only available to UNISON members.
Dealing with Grievances and Disciplinaries with a focus on Sickness Absence
This two day course is a follow on to the Organising Stewards course and looks particularly at the how to support members involved in grievance and disciplinary processes. Day One will covers the policy elements of grievance and disciplinary procedures, how to ensure you have all the facts and can make the best case for your member. Day Two will deal particularly with Sickness Absence meetings including understanding processes around ill health retirement, defending members from unfair pressure to return to work and supporting those who do come back to work. It will also explore supporting a member at a stressful time, tactics and pitfalls as well as sources of help. If participants have already completed the Case Representation course, they can attend Day Two on Sickness Absence. The tutor is Fidelma Carolan, Regional Organiser (Day One) and Ray Rafferty. RVH Branch (Day Two)
This course will also run on
Thursday 28 & Friday 29 November – UNISON Derry
Tutor: Fidelma Carolan & Ray Rafferty
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Organising to Win
Although accountability is often perceived as being something to do with blame it is better defined as being able to account for one’s actions. However, a practitioner may also be responsible for the actions of another if care was delegated inappropriately.
This study day will examine the ways in which health care staff may be asked to justify their decisions. It will include discussion on maintaining good electronic and hard copy records, understanding Data Protection, Freedom of Information and policy.
The day will also orientate participants to NMC regulation and explain Fitness to Practice proceedings. It is targeted at nurses and midwives. It will be delivered by Dr Jane Wright who has a background in Nurse Education and currently advises and represents professionals who come to the attention of their professional regulator
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