Confirmation around mandatory training, professional updates and travel to training.
The UNISON branch want to confirm to members the position around mandatory training, professional updates and travel to training away from contractual workplace.
The learning and development policy https://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/Policies/hr/learning-and-development-policy.pdf
is clear that any mandatory training (section 8) is done either via PU for operational staff and these staff attend as part of their normal rota (8.4) or for non operational staff then mandatory training is done via workbooks and completed in work time. (8.6)
For travel to training at workplaces away from contractual workplaces then the business travel policy for staff applies- https://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/Policies/hr/business-travel-policy.pdf
If there are any concerns about this from UNISON members please contact your UNISON rep and raise this.