One Team branding on the health conference set

Health conference takes on a packed final morning

Business ranges from support for migrant healthcare workers to ambulance uniforms

Ambulance uniforms not fit for purpose and may put staff at risk, says UNISON 

Ambulance employees work in all sorts of situations and weathers.  

Sara Gorton - Health conference

Pay tops the agenda at health conference

Flexible working and a 35-hour work week were debated in Liverpool on Tuesday afternoon

Health conference 2022 – delegates voting

Delegates back a range of motions on mileage and other rates

NHS bank rates and on-call rates also debated as UNISON health conference hears that workers are being exploited

Speaker, Health conference 2022

Health debates turn to equalities

Domestic violence, sexual harassment and racism at work and disability equality were among the issues debated in a busy session of UNISON’s 2022 health conference

standing ovation at health conference for Ukrainian speaker

‘This is genocide,’ Ukrainian union leader tells health conference

Service group executive statement says: ‘Sometimes you need to pick a side. Sometimes you need to do the right thing’

Sandra White for the Northern region speaking to conference

UNISON must be ‘proactive’ in greening the NHS, delegates agree

Delegates discuss a trio of motions, with a sense of urgency at the scale of the problem facing the planet

Health staff risk being driven out by unfair mileage rates and new parking charges, says UNISON     

This is not a good time to be an NHS worker struggling on a budget.

The pandemic efforts of health staff are being undermined by political choices, says UNISON

Most worked extra hours and took on more intense workloads.

Christina McAnea addressing UNISON's 2022 health conference

NHS staff ‘undermined by political decisions’, says McAnea

General secretary tells health conference that deliberate Conservative choices have created the cost of living crisis

Health conference 2022 – in the hall, looking towards the platform

Health delegates lay blame for NHS problems squarely on Tories

First in-person conference since 2019 opens with a raft of debates on health, wellbeing and safety in the service

Roz Norman - Health conference 2022

UNISON health conference opens in Liverpool

Chair of the the union’s health service group, Roz Norman, reminds delegates of successful track record of standing up for health members

Ambulance pressures taking a significant toll on staff, says UNISON

Ambulance staff, like so many in the NHS, can’t just ​leave their stress at the door when they get home.