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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 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 care workers are better able to fight for change.


Health care service group members include nurses and health care assistants, midwives, ambulance staff, admin workers and many more. Find out how the service group works, the issues we face and some of our achievements.

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Key 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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Representing you

Our health members are 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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