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Mental Health Nursing at Crossroads says UNISON


Article on the UNISON National site.

Rising Debts Spell Long-Term Trouble for Student Nurses

The number of newly qualified nurses and midwives with debts of over £10,000 has more than doubled in 2 years according to a joint survey conducted by UNISON, the UKÕs largest health union, and Nursing Times, the best selling nursing weekly. In 2003 6% of students had debts of £10,000 or more but today a new survey of 2,000 nursing students revealed that figure has risen to 14% for newly qualified nurses.

Article on the UNISON National site.

Latex Allergy Nurse Awarded £354,000 Compensation

Cardiff County Court has today awarded £240,000 compensation, with a further £114,000punitive interest, to UNISON member Alison Dugmore (37), who developed a life-threatening allergy to latex while working at two hospitals in Swansea. Alison was forced to give up nursing in December 1997 after she suffered a series of anaphylactic attacks as a result of using latex gloves coated with corn powder. She developed skin irritation and respiratory problems from the exposure and to this day has to carry an Òepi-penÓ with her in case she unwittingly comes into contact with latex.

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON Nurses Angry Over PCT proposals


Article on the UNISON National site.

PFI Hospital Announcement – UNISON Reaction

Using the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) to develop six new hospital sites, will prove a costly error, warned UNISON, the UK’s largest union today.

Article on the UNISON National site.

New pay squeeze set to hit NHS workers hard

New government squeeze comes after pay freeze and leaves health workers struggling

Article on the UNISON National site.

Signatures and cake

New members are joining UNISON right around the country

Article on the UNISON National site.

Guide for Health Workers Aims to End Confusion About ‘Next of Kin’

“When my partner was diagnosed with Alzheimers, it was a devastating blow. What made matters even worse was having staff in the home and other health professionals continually querying who I was. I had power of attorney and we took the decision to tell staff about our relationship, but that didn’t stop them questioning whether I was the most appropriate person to make decisions about my partner’s affairs.”

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON condemns rising cost of Health and Social Care Act

Cost of implementing the legislation has risen another £300m, bringing the latest cost to taxpayers to between £1.5bn and £1.6bn

Article on the UNISON National site.

NMC must use grant to keep fees down, says UNISON

Nurses and midwives are struggling to make ends meet and government grant should help Nursing and Midwifery Council to keep down fees, says union

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON says ring-fence on health spending is all an illusion

NHS already under severe financial pressure as jobs are already going, says union head of health

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON welcomes u-turn on regional pay in NHS

The unions says that Agenda for Change is the fairest and most efficient way of setting pay

Article on the UNISON National site.

We need a half million pledges for NHS Change Day

Today is NHS Change Day. And this year UNISON has added our backing to this innovative campaign. The aims behind Change Day underpin many of UNISON’s own campaigning.

General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

Nursing Times Careers Live Manchester

5 October 2019 10:00am–4:30pm
The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly, Portland St, Manchester M1 4PH

Broaden your skills at NTCL Manchester Nursing Times Careers Live is returning to Manchester to help you reach your full potential on Saturday 5 October! Whether you’re a qualified nurse or student just getting started, our event is the perfect opportunity to take charge of your career and set goals for the future. Meet employers […]

Event on the UNISON National site.

UNISON appoints national nursing officer

Stuart Tuckwood has been appointed UNISON’s national nursing officer to help the union promote and defend the interests of nurses. He took up the position this month (September). A registered adult nurse, Stuart spent the past five years at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he worked in major trauma rehabilitation and later as a charge […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.