The HCSA is continuing to work hard to support all our members in a difficult period. As well as its advocacy for specific members, the HCSA is pressing Government to reconsider its position on pay through its periods of action short of strike. Whilst maintaining patient facing services at all times, it is important that our message is communicated to NHS employers.
With an election just round the corner, we are meeting with leading figures of all main political parties to drive home our messages. Following one such meeting, the HCSA received a specific request for contribution of evidence to the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body, so we are finalising this submission for presentation later on this month.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the HCSA staff for their hard work this year, and to thank all our members for their support. You can continue to help our organisation grow in the coming weeks and months by recommending membership to friends and colleagues, and we are still actively seeking Hospital Representatives – please email or call the Overton office if you are interested in this important role. Of course, following changes to our constitution, we particularly welcome applications for membership from hospital doctors in specialty training posts.
With Christmas rapidly approaching, I would like to wish everyone a very happy festive season.