Latest news for Health activists

HCPC registration fee rise

The Health and Care Professions Council has announced an £8.12 a year increase to their registration fee.

Safety of staff is paramount at this crucial time

Never has there been a more important time to look after our NHS staff. With a more easily transmittable variant of COVID-19 circulating our NHS is under the toughest pressure it has ever faced. Although there is light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccination programme now up and running, it is more important than ever that the advice and guidance for staff and employers is clear and based on the latest evidence.

Latest moves on legislative change for the NHS in England

In November 2020 NHS England published Integrating Care: Next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England.

Recruiting Students into UNISON – Frequently Asked Questions

What does my student membership cost?  Just £10 per year.  Included in that fee is:  Access to UNISON student network  20% off Oxford University Press  40% off subscription to Nursing Times here  UNISON membership deals – insurance, dental plans, holidays, cars  Confidential and financial assistance from UNISON’s welfare charity ’There For You’  Professional Services Unit (PSU) - Specialist help for registered healthcare professionals, providing support and representation    What do I pay if I am a trainee nurse associate?  TNAs are EMPLOYED by […]

JE advice on COVID-19 mass vaccination roles (England)

Fifty trusts across England have been asked to host mass vaccination centres to roll out approved vaccines to the general population. Planning for the programme has been done at speed to facilitate the recruitment of staff and to ensure the NHS has the capacity to achieve rapid roll out.  NHS England and Improvement have developed […]

UNISON supports greening the NHS and launches survey

In light of the NHS Net Zero report published last week, we are currently conducting a short survey of members and branches to find out your views on what UNISON can do to help the NHS take forward its green agenda.

Happy NHS Birthday!

Find out how you can celebrate the NHS’s birthday this weekend.

Please tell us about the impact of COVID-19 on apprenticeships in the UK

UNISON has been invited to provide evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on apprenticeships, and we need your views on how they have been impacted across the UK, by the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Beyond the data’ report on COVID and Black communities highlights role of racism and importance of occupational risk reduction

The missing ‘Beyond the data’ part of Public Health England’s review of COVID-19 impact on Black communities has now been published .

Facemask wearing for NHS staff and visitors in England

From Monday 15 June all staff in the NHS in England will need to wear facemasks at work, according to an announcement by the Secretary of State for Health on 5 June.

COVID risk for Black staff and other vulnerable groups

The most comprehensive data yet on inequalities in COVID risks and outcomes at population level has now been published by Public Health England.

NHS Staff Council Guidance on COVID agreements for AfC overtime pay (England)

The NHS TU’s Blueprint released earlier this month referenced the importance of making sure all staff groups are paid properly for every hour they work during the COVID-19 period.

Continuing Professional Development and Lifelong learning survey

Take the survey on our Continual Professional Development and Lifelong Learning document.

Coronavirus pandemic – message from Sara Gorton, head of health

Planning and managing the rapidly changing response to the Covid-19 outbreak is having a huge impact on the work of the NHS. The measures that the Government will introduce for the management of the next phases of the response are likely to also impact on our ways of working within the union at all levels.  […]

National operating department practitioners (ODP) Day

2020 is a very special year for the College of Operating Department Practitioners, it is the 75th anniversary of the founding of the College so we want as many ODPs to get involved in #ODPday as possible.