Issue date
04 Jan 2017

4 January 2017

Commenting on today’s announcement by the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA) that they have received confirmation from NHS England that they are now a recognised union, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“We welcome the decision by NHS England to recognise HCSA, which is excellent news for the doctors they represent and whose pay and conditions they can now negotiate. And it's good news for NHS patients, whose interests will be well served by the campaigning work of HCSA for a properly resourced NHS in which staff are able to provide the best possible standards of clinical care.”


Notes to Editors:
- The HCSA is affiliated to the TUC. Their recognition has been confirmed by NHSE Chief Executive Danny Mortimer and takes effect immediately. For more information, contact Richard Bagley in the HCSA press office: 07711 405128.
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