Search tagged Sara Gorton

Health unions react to NHS workforce strategy draft plans

Health unions are today (Wednesday) renewing their call for a coherent strategy to improve recruitment and retention, equality and diversity, workloads, well-being and career prospects as the government publishes its workforce plans.  Over the last three years unions representing cleaners, nurses, doctors, radiographers, pharmacists, midwives, medical secretaries, paramedics, caterers, dental technicians, as well as porters, managers, […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Health unions welcome moves on pay but warn against making staff foot the bill

Talks about the much-needed review of the NHS pay structure and the decent wage rise can now begin.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON comments on NHS Providers report on winter pressures

Alarming report shows the amount of strain the NHS is under even before winter pressures have kicked in

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

The government needs to address the impact of scrapping the nursing bursary

Responding to the government’s announcement today (Tuesday) that it will increase the number of training places for nurses, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s about time the government addressed the impact of their decision to scrap the nursing bursary. Young people have been put off training to become nurses because of this shortsighted policy. “UNISON […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

The government must restore the NHS Pay Review Body’s independence, says UNISON

UNISON is today (Thursday) calling on the government to lift the restrictions and give the NHS Pay Review Body (PRB) an open remit so it can be truly independent after ‘shameful’ vote to keep the pay cap. Government MPs missed the opportunity to award a long overdue pay rise to public sector workers including paramedics, […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Doctors are not the only ones who need NHS pensions help, says UNISON

Changes must go further for the sake of all workers

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Cutbacks in mental health care to blame for staff wanting to quit

These findings are based on a new survey, Mental Health Matters, of more than 600 employees across the UK who mainly work in the NHS. They reveal budget […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Proper investment in wages and apprenticeships will help ease NHS staffing crisis, says UNISON

Response to major report into health service and care workforce

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Last UK hospital outside Agenda for Change joins national agreement

This is great news for staff in Southend

Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON responds to NAO report on Capita and NHS England 

UNISON highlighted the huge risks in these ambitious plans from the outset.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Drop in nursing applications is disappointing

Government’s decision to scrap the bursary has clearly deterred people from pursuing a career in nursing

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Proposals could protect the NHS from a no-deal Brexit

These proposals would protect the NHS from the worst excesses of privatisation and end the situation where different parts of the […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

New proposals could help protect the NHS from an uncertain world post-Brexit, says UNISON

Welcome for reforms which could remove NHS competition

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Register increase good news, but hard line on immigration could damage numbers

Rise still leaves the NHS short of what’s needed

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Lords must help stop hundreds of millions of pounds leaving the NHS

This is because unused cash earmarked to fund apprenticeships can’t be used for anything else, despite health budgets being stretched to […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.