Back to the frontline

UNISON’s national nursing officer Stuart Tuckwood has returned to the NHS for the fight against COVID-19. First, he explained what the union is doing to support its health members

Lack of protective equipment for health and social care staff is “a crisis within a crisis”

Joint union statement calls on ministers to protect those on the health frontline

Photo of male healthworker in mask and cap

UNISON continues to push the government over PPE

NHS England provides assurances on access that union has been calling for

Unions announce COVID-19 support for nursing students

The agreements negotiated mean student nurses who are more experienced will be able to help where they can, be paid and have this work count towards their learning.

Photo of Stella Quentin at work in an NHS11 call centre

‘Managers are bringing tea to us’: inside the 111 service during COVID-19

‘On Saturday, I got through 26 calls in six hours. And I think only three were non-coronavirus. Now it feels like a relief to get a non-COVID call.’

Show support for ‘amazing’ NHS staff risking their lives on front line, says UNISON

Dave Prentis asks public to join mass applause campaign

Government must reassure anxious NHS staff about equipment concerns, says UNISON

Letter to health secretary urges him to communicate on kit shortages