Key issues

Nearly half a million UNISON members work in the NHS and for organisations providing NHS services in all four countries of the UK. We recognise and defend the rights of all workers in the health service. By working together within UNISON, health sector workers are better able to fight for change.


About Health

NHS pay

This year most NHS staff won't get a cost of living pay rise. UNISON believes that this is an insult to our members in the NHS and the vital work they do.

Fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS

The NHS is facing serious threats. Services and jobs are threatened with some employers using the economy as an excuse to attack staff pay, terms and conditions. We believe patients come before money. Find out how UNISON is campaigning to make sure the NHS is safe for patients and staff.

Defending Agenda for Change

Agenda for Change is the nationally agreed UK-wide package of pay and terms and conditions for NHS staff. It is now under attack which could mean cuts to pay and conditions for hard-working NHS staff. Find out how UNISON is campaigning to maintain Agenda for Change and how to add your support.

Be safe

There is currently no legislation that sets out minimum nurse-to-patient ratios. UNISON believes this should change. Find out why we are campaigning for legislation that ensures there is a minimum of one registered nurse per four patients for every department across the health service, and how you can help.

NMC fees increase

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is proposing another inflation-busting fees increase that would see registration fees jump from £100 to £120 in a single year. This increase follows hot on the heels of a 32% fees increase in 2013.

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