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Where are we?

The Branch office is in the Derriford Hospital, level 9 of the main building.

Directions – Enter on level 6, take the Main Lifts to Level 9 – Exit lift on level 9 and turn right – The Trade Union Office is the only office on the Right side before the stairs.

The GMB Health Branch is base to GMB Trade Union Stewards and Points of Contact who are employed in different departments and locations throughout Derriford Hospital, Cornwall Partnership Trust, Bush Park, LivewellSW, Mount Gould Hospital and Harbour. see the ‘Meet the Team’ page.

GMB will co-ordinate any meetings with members and employer from the Branch Office at Derriford Hospital.

Should the Branch Secretary be out of office, if the office is closed or no local Reps are available you may wish to contact a local Rep directly by email or phone the Plymouth office on 01752 660219



Organisational changes at Derriford are part of a formal process. That means consultation with each and every member of staff as to the risk of change and/or changes to contracted terms and conditions.  If you need advice, give us a call before you agree any changes to your job, your job description or your terms and conditions of employment.


Joint Staff Negotiating Committee (JSNC)

The JSNC, as part of the Recognition Agreement aims to enhance effective communication throughout PHNT Derriford (University Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust) to achieve greater participation and involvement of all members of staff.

The intention of the recognition Agreement and Structure is to develop employee relations in the spirit of partnership working and continuous development through negotiation and agreement.

Constituency of Members

The JSNC comprises PHNT Management representatives and representatives of the recognised Trade Unions.

The membership of the JSNC is made up from members of each of the main Trade Unions.

Unite have 2 member seats

Unison have 3 member seats

GMB have 3 member seats

RCN have 3 member seats

All other Trade Unions have 1 seat on the committee.

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, between 2pm – 4pm. The minutes of each formally agree in full committee meeting and are available for staff and members to read on request. Staff side representatives meet one hour prior to the full committee from 1pm – 2pm

Health & Safety Committee

This committee meets  on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. GMB has three Reps on that committee.

All recognised Trade Unions and employees have the right to attend.

Two useful references are the SRSC Regs (update 2015) & the H&S at Work Act 1974



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