Are you a band 2 healthcare support worker? You may be entitled to better pay…
Healthcare support staff work as part of the dedicated NHS team to deliver quality patient care. Over the years you’ve seen your role evolve and expand to take on more responsibilities, but without the pay and recognition to match.
While many healthcare support staff are on band 2 pay, some are performing clinical duties and patient observations – tasks which fall under band 3 of the Agenda for Change pay scales.
While personal care remains a fundamental aspect of the healthcare support worker role, it’s undeniable that in many cases you are taking on more responsibilities than ever before.
In the NHS, nursing shortages mean that many healthcare support staff like you have been working above their pay grade. Without you, clinical colleagues would not be able to carry out their roles.
UNISON is proud to be the trade union that represents healthcare support workers and we’re campaigning for the NHS to start getting it right for you.