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Health care

Nearly half a million UNISON members work in health care in the NHS and for organisations providing NHS services across the UK.

We promote and defend the rights of all workers in the health service.

Coronavirus: our advice for health workers

Why join UNISON?

UNISON campaigns to protect the NHS as a publicly funded, free service. We’re the biggest union in the NHS and we negotiate and campaign to get you better pay, terms and conditions.

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Representing you

We’re the UK’s largest health union. We represent the whole NHS and health care team. Our members include: nurses, student nurses, midwives, health visitors, healthcare assistants, paramedics, cleaners, porters, catering staff, medical secretaries, clerical and admin staff and scientific and technical staff.

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The big issues

This section is about the key issues affecting people employed by the NHS and organisations providing NHS services. Each key issue explains the facts behind the issue, what UNISON is doing and how you can get involved. You will also find news articles, useful resources and events.

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