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Patients still at risk from chronic nurse understaffing, says UNISON

Chronic understaffing across the NHS is putting patient lives at risk, according to UNISON’s UK-wide annual survey of nurses published today (Monday) at the start of its health conference in Liverpool. The 2017 survey found that the situation has not improved over the last 12 months. Almost two-thirds (63%) of respondents still saying wards are […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Apprentices in the NHS

Conference
2017 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
16 December 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that the apprenticeship levy and the adoption of targets by the four country administrations will drive an upsurge of apprenticeships in the NHS. The imperative for NHS organisations to recoup the money they are now required to pay into the levy means that apprenticeships will become a major means of training and developing […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Sustainability and Transformation Plans

Conference
2017 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
15 December 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference is hugely concerned that the plans by NHS England to develop Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) have to date had no local involvement of the key groups and stakeholders who will be affected by these plans. Local politicians, trade unions and more importantly local communities have been excluded from all discussions and initial consultations […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Health and Social Care Integration and New Commissioning and Organisational Models

Conference
2017 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
13 December 2016
Decision
Carried

Health Conference welcomes the growing acknowledgement in the public policy discourse that our health and social care systems are inter-related and interdependent. Health Conference believes that, where there are problems with the availability and quality of social care provision, the knock-on effects are felt in the NHS – both in increased demand for front-end health […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Fair treatment for apprentices in the NHS

Conference
2017 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
6 December 2016
Decision
Carried

Fair pay for apprentices Conference will be well aware of the ever increasing numbers of Apprentices being employed within the NHS. There is concern that Apprentices, in some cases, are being used as a cheaper source of labour, sometimes on minimum wage, instead of being paid the correct rate for the substantive post, as per […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

TACKLING THE UNDERFUNDING CRISIS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE.

Conference
2017 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
16 December 2016
Decision
Carried as Amended

UNISON Health Conference notes: 1)The alarming news that the government is encouraging councils to increase council tax in an attempt to fund massive funding gap in health and social care provision. 2)The King’s Fund has reported that the share of GDP spent on health has dropped from 8.8% in 2009, to 7.3% in 2014/15, and […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP’s)

Conference
2017 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
15 December 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) are plans for the future health and care services in England and were to support the NHS to deliver the changes set out in the ‘5 Year Forward View’. They first appeared in planning guidance at the end of 2015 and their original purpose was to: 1)Improve […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Effect of NHS Trust Organisational Change and the Impact for Agenda for Change

Conference
2017 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
5 December 2016
Decision
Carried as Amended

In today’s climate, within the NHS, changes are constantly happening to turn it into a profit making business, and mergers, staff reductions, and other distressing actions have all occurred. Consultations with staff appear to take place on an ad-hoc basis and lack full and meaningful discussions and negotiation. Staff experience new challenges on an almost […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

British people face a ‘real choice’ on health

Mayoral candidate Steven Rotheram accuses government of ‘underfunding, understaffing and over-stretching’ health service

News on the UNISON National site.

‘Six weeks to save the NHS’, says Prentis

UNISON health conference told: ‘We must put the health service centre stage in the general election’

News on the UNISON National site.

Health and Social Care Integration – Closing the Gap

Conference
2017 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
15 December 2016
Decision
Carried

3)Develop Political Organising Training so our Members build relationships to make our influence count. 4)To support and encourage […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Refreshing Agenda for Change

Conference
2017 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
14 December 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that negotiations have been taking place with NHS Employers over refreshing Agenda for Change. Conference calls on the Health Service Group Executive to reject any proposals that lead to a detriment to our members.

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Eradication of Band 1

Conference
2017 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
6 December 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference congratulates Scotland for agreeing the eradication of Band 1, with suitable protection for those not wishing to move to Band 2. This is a major step forward in dealing with low pay. In Cymru/Wales we are beginning those negotiations, but given the difficult financial situation we will be stronger if all devolved nations had […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Living wage: supporting branches to win and maintain Living Wage status

Conference
2017 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
16 December 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference notes the success of branches who have previously won a pay rise for their lowest paid staff through Living Wage campaigns. Their successes should be celebrated and used to inspire other branch-led campaigns across the country. However, whilst increases to the Living Wage are to be welcomed, conference notes that some employers have fallen […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Supporting members through service transformation

Conference
2017 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
15 December 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that across the UK there are a number of current initiatives seeking to bring about service transformation. These include, but are not limited to, Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) in England, the ten year vision for health and social care based on the Bengoa report in Northern Ireland, and further moves towards more […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.