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An NHS under pressure, underfunded and understaffed

Responding to the NHS Improvement report on the performance of the NHS in England in 2017-18 published today (Thursday), UNISON deputy head of health Helga Pile said: “Under pressure, underfunded and understaffed – the NHS is caught between a rock and a hard place. “While the number of people using the NHS has sky rocketed, […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

The NHS continues to be ‘alarmingly under-funded’, says health conference

UNISON will continue to campaign for the funding needed to deliver ‘a comprehensive, safe and high quality service’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

NHS students overburdened by extra work and rising debt, says UNISON

Two thirds of NHS students have been forced to take work on top of their studies to supplement their income, according to a new report from UNISON published today (Friday). Healthcare students are lobbying their MPs at constituency surgeries today to press their case for adequate funding during their studies. The proportion of nursing and […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

General election 2017: The NHS

With the election upon us, UNISON considers its five key demands for the NHS – and how the main parties measure up in their manifestos

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

Champions campaign helping to turn the tide against austerity

UNISON will continue to ‘harness members voices from the frontline’ in its campaigning

Article on the UNISON National site.

NHS employers tempted to view apprentices as ‘cheap labour’, warns UNISON

Union will seek to use Agenda for Change to protect apprentice pay and conditions

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON vows to stand up for members over ‘savings’ review

Union presents interim research into Carter Review recommendations on English NHS as health conference opens

News on the UNISON National site.

Health workers keep the NHS afloat despite increasing pressures, says UNISON

Responding to the annual staff survey released today (Tuesday) by the NHS, UNISON says that health staff provide the sticking plaster that keeps the service together. The survey highlights the work ethic of staff under pressure, turning up when sick, dealing with harassment and coping without adequate supplies or equipment. UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Deaths in eastern England reveal true extent of NHS winter crisis

The true extent of the winter crisis affecting the NHS has become clear as it was revealed that 20 deaths might have been avoided in the East of England over Christmas. During this time there were lengthy delays in ambulances responding to 999 calls. UNISON is calling for an independent inquiry into why the East […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

What’s happening in our NHS?

All the latest on the issues facing the NHS in the region The current edition of Eastern Eye is now being distributed to workplaces across the region. It includes stories on: Underfunding – not overspending – of NHS trusts Pressures being put on HCA’s to plug the gaps in care because of the nursing shortage Opposition to the scrapping […]

Magazine, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Health members look to ballot box and beyond to win battle over pay

UNISON’s health conference approves a renewed campaign strategy against the government’s 1% pay cap

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

NHS deficit damaging services to patients, says UNISON

Commenting on new figures showing a deficit of £2.45bn in NHS finances, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “This is yet another set of damaging figures that show the NHS is under unprecedented financial pressure. “Patients are suffering as already scarce resources dwindle further still. Targets for A&E admissions, waiting times, and cancer diagnosis […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Support the call for our NHS to be fully funded

Tell the government to end the funding squeeze on our NHS The TUC in partnership with health trade unions and the NHS Support Federation is calling on the chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond to provide a fair and sustainable funding settlement for the NHS as part of his Autumn Statement on 23 November. You can add […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Union vows to stand against any smokescreen for health cuts

‘UNISON has never been anti-change, but will oppose things bad for services, bad for communities and bad for staff’

News on the UNISON National site.

NHS commissioners on course for some ‘unpalatable’ decisions

But UNISON warns that ‘there is little left to cut’

News on the UNISON National site.