More campaigns and advice

Health and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme (CLAS) (England and Cymru Wales)

In November 2021 the Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme (CLAS) scheme rules were amended to close the scheme to new claims from 31 March 2022.   The Department of Health and Social Care has recently confirmed an extension of the window for claims to be brought to ensure that the families of those who died while the […]

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A London ambulance drives down a road; a London bus is seen in the background

Ambulances and bus lanes

UNISON is campaigning for councils to make ambulance vehicles and patient transport services exempt from bus lane penalties in all circumstances.

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Reducing violence in the NHS

Violent assaults against NHS staff are rising. UNISON campaigns to make sure you are safe at work.

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NHS People Plan: Make your voice heard

The Interim NHS People Plan was released on 3 June. It follows on from the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP). Make sure your voice is heard during the consultation.

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Protesters holding a banner that says No 2 Subcos

Wholly owned subsidiaries in the NHS

The NHS continues to face unprecedented financial pressures. Some trusts in England are seeking to save money by creating wholly owned subsidiary companies to deliver services, including facilities and estates. What are wholly owned subsidiaries? A wholly owned subsidiary is an organisation set up at arm’s length but still owned by the trust. It means […]

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Getting you the right holiday pay – UNISON ran the legal challenge, pushed for a national settlement, led the negotiations and got cash into the pockets of NHS staff!

Holiday Pay and Overtime Resources and FAQs

Over recent months, UNISON has led negotiations to secure a framework for NHS staff working under NHS terms and conditions (Agenda for Change) in England to ensure that they receive their correct holiday pay.

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Apprentices in health – it doesn’t add up

Around £200 million of apprenticeship levy funds has not been spent and is at risk of being clawed back by the government, meaning the NHS  could lose vital funds that could have gone towards training or solving the staffing crisis.

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The hostile environment and the NHS

The hostile environment is a set of laws that effectively makes migrant workers second class citizens in the UK, embedded within the 2014 and 2016 Immigration Acts and now embedded within UK society. It is what allowed the Windrush scandal to happen. Find out what you can do.

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    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.

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    Better hospital food campaign

    We want the government to make sure staff, as well as patients and visitors, have accesses to healthy and fairly priced meals, whatever the time of day or night.

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    Pay in the NHS

    NHS staff have their pay and terms and conditions set by a national scheme known as Agenda for Change.

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      Social media use advice for professional registrants

      Most of us use social media and we understand that many registrants may wish to use it to express anxieties, concerns and complaints. However, it remains important that registrants raise concerns responsibly and that social media is used appropriately. This page is a reminder of some of the key professional issues in using social media […]

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