NHS apprentices protected by new pay guidance

UNISON will support branches with new guidance ‘to make it stick’ in the workplace

The government must restore the NHS Pay Review Body’s independence, says UNISON

UNISON is today (Thursday) calling on the government to lift the restrictions and give the NHS Pay Review Body (PRB) an open remit so it can be truly independent after ‘shameful’ vote to keep the pay cap. Government MPs missed the opportunity to award a long overdue pay rise to public sector workers including paramedics, […]

Huge drop in EU nurses applying to work in the UK

New figures reveal nursing shortages hit further as Brexit vote sees numbers applying from the EU fall

NMC consults on plans to shake up nursing education

UNISON is asking for members’ views on the plans to collate into a detailed response to consultation on planned changes

Where’s the support for our mental health?

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, UNISON members share their experiences of the UK’s struggling mental health services

Union vows to stand against any smokescreen for health cuts

‘UNISON has never been anti-change, but will oppose things bad for services, bad for communities and bad for staff’

Better pay, safer staffing and fully funded training pledged at health conference

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth launches triple promise and warns: ‘The future of the NHS is at stake in this election’

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

Five-year plans must have proper funding to succeed, says UNISON

Commenting on the publication of NHS England’s update on its five-year plan for the NHS, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “The health service consistently delivers for patients – often in very challenging circumstances. This plan acknowledges that and the huge contribution of staff in making the NHS such a success. “Now it’s over […]

NHS staff are giving 100%, but getting just 1% in return, says UNISON

Commenting on the announcement from the NHS pay review body (PRB) today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Health service employees go above and beyond caring for patients and keeping the health service running – often in very challenging circumstances. “The government insists it values them, but after endless pay freezes and wage caps, […]

Do you know an outstanding healthcare assistant?

Nominations are open for the UNISON-sponsored Jean Atkinson award for outstanding healthcare assistant (closing date 21 April)

Join us and march for the NHS on Saturday

UNISON calls on members, friends and family to join the 4 March national demonstration and show support for a health service under pressure

Adult social care is the biggest pressure on councils

Research reveals the pressure on councils

Photo of Gary Burgon at home on a couch

A moment to appreciate

Gary Burgon says ‘thanks’ to the strangers who saved his life