UNISON launches national staff and patient safety survey

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 […]

Get ready for UNISON’s annual NHS staff survey

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

Photo of entrance to Salisbury district hospital, with ambulance in the driveway

The English NHS pay deal – in six charts

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?

NHS England right not to make flu jab compulsory

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

‘Think again’ UNISON tells North East health trust over subco plans

Packed Teesside meeting highlights health staff’s anger and worry of plans to hand them over to a private company

Getting hot, hot, hot – July at UNISON

Whilst UNISON enjoyed the sun and the World Cup as much as the next union, we also didn’t let them stop us working as hard as ever on behalf of our members. Here are just some of our highlights from July

The fight to save Chesterfield hospital

UNISON members are campaigning to stop their jobs being outsourced from Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation

Hollywood star Michael Sheen surprises the first person born in the NHS

To celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday, UNISON set up a very special meeting

strikers on the 30 June march with placards, banner and balloons

New strike dates announced in Wigan ‘subco‘ dispute

Strikers announce seven-day action beginning on 17 July in struggle to stay as NHS workers

‘We want to stay in the NHS: for ourselves and future generations’

Members at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS trust started a five-day strike today – here’s why, their own words

Reckless decision prompts third round of strike action at NHS Trust 

The decision taken today (Wednesday) by the board of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust to push ahead with the outsourcing of hundreds of staff is reckless and foolhardly, says UNISON. Responding to the decision, staff at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust are taking five days of strike action, starting at 6am tomorrow (Thursday). […]

UNISON escalates its campaign against NHS outsourcing

‘We are one team and we want to stay as a team’, Wigan strikers tell conference delegates

Hospital parking: staff at some trusts paying 200 times more than others

Parking outside work is becoming more and more of a problem for NHS staff in England.

The alarming crisis in health and social care

UNISON’s national delegate conference votes to enact a detailed 10-point plan to fight for social care and the NHS

The last gift: working with organ donors

UNISON members Michelle and Rachel are hoping a new law will help the thousands of people in desperate need of an organ transplant