About this Branch

This Branch of the GMB is specifically for Health Sector Care Workers, whether NHS staff, contracted or private care providers. We are predominaently based at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. We have the majority of our membership at Derriford Hospital, however, about 20% are health service workers in other local care homes, hospitals or medical and mental health services. We also have representative in North Cornwall Trust.

The Trade Union office is on level 9 of Derriford Hospital and is usually staffed on working days Mondays to Fridays 8am – 4pm.

The Trade Union office at MOUNT GOULD hospital is available for use by our (Mount Gould) Livewell Reps. See contact page for details.

We are committed to a campaign to fight to protect the NHS against the onslaught from the Tory government.  The GMB is opposed to attacks on pay and conditions of NHS workers and their families by the setting up of the regional pay bargaining.

The GMB is the only real voice for NHS workers and through strong workplace organisation, the GMB represents all staff within the NHS from nurses and HCA’s to admin staff, porters and domestics.  Whatever discipline you work in, the GMB has the expertise to represent you in your workplace.

We will ensure that our union continues to grow in membership and ensure the healthcare is free for all at the point of use.

Join the GMB today to protect yourself at work and have a say in your future.  Are you aware that we provide indemnity cover for professional staff?


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