Registering concerns about risks to patient care

UNISON Scotland represents 150,000 members out of the 1.3 million UNISON members nationally. As a public service union many UNISON members are engaged in delivering services in the NHS in Scotland.

Where serious concerns are experienced by UNISON members in an NHS workplace, their own professional registration demand they raise those concerns - when patient care is being put at risk for example.

This is where the app we produced with UNISON Scotland steps in.

The free Duty of Care app allows nurses to register concerns about staffing levels, and risk to patient care. The app allows the user to record those concerns, and communicate them to UNISON and also the local health board’s director of nursing.

Gordon McKay, chairman of UNISON Scotland’s nursing and midwifery committee commented:

"UNISON's Duty of Care app will give members the tools to quickly and efficiently report their concerns to their local director of nursing and with their union."

The app was released in November 2016, and is available for both Apple and Android devices, for use on phone and tablet.

Please see the related press articles below written in the week following the apps release and UNISON Scotland press release.

For more information on the Duty of Care app please see press articles and download links opposite.

Deliverable - iPhone and Android Mobile Apps

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