Hospital staff say patient meals not fit to eat

More than half of hospital staff in England wouldn’t eat food served to patients because it’s unhealthy and of poor quality, according to a survey by UNISON published today (Wednesday). Many NHS employees and those working for private firms, including nurses, porters and those in administrative roles, also reveal nutritious meals aren’t available to buy […]

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

Findings are based on a new survey, Mental Health Matters, of more than 600 employees across the UK who mainly work in the NHS.

Steve Rotheram speaking to UNISON health conference

British people face a ‘real choice’ on health

Mayoral candidate Steven Rotheram accuses government of ‘underfunding, understaffing and over-stretching’ health service

Dave Prentis speaking at UNISON Conference

Don’t trust the Conservatives with the NHS, says UNISON general secretary

‘With the election just over six weeks away, the NHS needs those who have the will, the spirit and the dedication to fight for it, and to save it,’ Dave Prentis tells health conference

Enough is enough

It was a huge pleasure to address our health conference this morning. It’s a special event that I return to each year, and which inspires me every time. Not just because it’s a great event that shows what great work our union does in the health sector, but also because it provides a crucial platform […]

‘The NHS saved my life,’ Dave Prentis tells conference

General secretary uses health conference to deliver personal message of thanks to NHS