Moves toward industrial action ballot see Manchester hospital’s facility staff welcome in the new year with a pay boost
Britain’s best-known political comedian considers the state of the NHS in its 70th year – and ponders its future
Commenting today (Monday) on the government’s 10-year plan for the NHS in England, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Finding the NHS more staff, and holding on to those it already has, is key to the success of the government’s plan. “The plan is honest about the scale of the staffing challenge. But nothing […]
Commenting today (Sunday) ahead of tomorrow’s publication of the government’s 10-year plan for the NHS, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Encouraging people to take better care of themselves won’t alone solve the growing crisis in the NHS. That can only be halted with proper funding and a sensible plan to fill the huge […]
Make ambulance retirement age the same as the other emergency services
Belfast ward housekeeper and UNISON member named ‘operational support worker of the year’ at prestigious awards ceremony
Serious assault on health worker
From December, people coming from outside Europe to work in public services and the wider economy will have to pay £400 a year for the duration of their work visa, per person and in advance, for themselves and their family to use the NHS if they fall ill or are injured – UNISON is campaigning against this NHS surcharge
Dave Prentis joins NHS Credit Union birthday celebration in Glasgow
Make sure your NHS employer is getting it right when it comes to our members’ take-home pay
This whole policy has been a damaging distraction. Valuable resources that could have gone on improving care have been wasted.
Nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, NHS students, ambulance workers, therapists, and administrative, facilities and technical staff across the UK are being asked to record how their shift goes tomorrow (Tuesday) for UNISON’s annual staff safety survey. The survey findings, which the union hopes will shed light on the safety and well-being of staff and patients across […]
The survey aims to take a snapshot of life working in the NHS on a single day – and this year, it’s open to all health service staff
A lot has been written about the NHS pay deal in England and what it will mean to individuals’ pay packets. But how does it affect staff at different stages of their career?
While it makes sense for staff to be encouraged to get the flu jab, no-one should feel that they have no option but to have it