Nursing family

UNISON represents the whole nursing family, including registered nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, community nurses, nursing associates, apprentices and healthcare students.

UNISON is the biggest trade union in the health service and we have a large network of branch representatives and officers who are committed to providing you with help and support.

Nurses, you spend your working lives caring for others. We are committed to standing up for you and making sure you are always properly valued, respected, and supported to give the best care.

Join the biggest team in the NHS supporting each other and standing up for our services.

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Nursing Time Are you OK logo

UNISON supports the Nursing Times Covid-19: Are You OK? campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the potential long-term impact of working through the Covid-19 crisis on nurses’ mental health and wellbeing (and that of other staff and pre-registration students), and to ensure they have access to sources of formal and/or informal support.
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UNISON’s nursing ‘survival guide’

Our brand new online guide is full of helpful advice and top tips for members on how to thrive in your first registered nursing role.

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Ward nurses at Manor Hospital, Walsall

Registered nurses and midwives

UNISON represents nurses and midwives in all settings across the United Kingdom. We offer protection at work, training and more.

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Professional Nursing and Midwifery Seminars

This autumn and winter the UNISON nursing and midwifery sector is hosting a series of professional discussions on key policy areas. The seminars will be supported by elected UNISON nursing family representatives and involve key external speakers from the relevant policy areas. All members of the UNISON nursing and midwifery sector will be able to […]

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Only Enough is Enough – It’s Time for Safe Staffing

NHS staff are tired of working with unsafe staffing levels. So staff are taking action with a new pilot campaign that aims to change that.

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Healthcare assistants

UNISON has a wide membership amongst health care assistants and support workers.

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    Nursing associates

    Nursing Associates are a new role in England. They will allow staff to gain advanced knowledge and skills that will make a huge different to patients and their families.

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    Health students

    UNISON is the largest trade union representing student nurses. We are dedicated to campaigning for a better deal for nursing and midwifery students and run several campaigns around areas such as the bursary and accommodation.

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      Overseas nurses

      UNISON has a wide and diverse membership in our nursing family and is proud to have many nurses from overseas as stewards and representatives.

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        Contact information

        UNISON Centre
        130 Euston Road
        NW1 2AY