Aberdeenshire UNISON

17th December 2013

Administration of Medications update

Branch to review local position as Glasgow PSAs agree a new structure on the administration of medicine in schools

PSA action in Glasgow
Glasgow PSAs take action on administration of medication

Aberdeenshire branch would like to congratulate Glasgow City branch, who after a long dispute over administration of medication in schools have successfully balloted and voted on a new structure for dealing with the administration of medication. Negotiations will continue over the next few months to agree on and finalise policy and procedures.

Susan Kennedy, Assistant Branch Secretary said, "We have been watching this development carefully.

Susan kennedy
Susan Kennedy

"Administration of medicines under current UNISON and Aberdeenshire Council policy remains on a voluntary basis but we do need to address the current situation.

"We need to carry out an assessment of what is actually being carried out across the authority and work towards a clearer understanding of what is acceptable practise for the role of a PSA and for that we will need the support of our members."

Susan added, "We will also be putting together a motion to strengthen current UNISON policy for our Branch AGM (Wednesday 26th February at 7pm, Kintore Arms, Inverurie) and we would encourage you to come along to join the debates and put your views across."

If you need any advice on administration of medications please contact the Grampian Resource Centre on 01224 620624



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