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Health Heroes: Nominations now open to find this year’s winners

The awards celebrate NHS workers who work tirelessly, day-after-day, to keep our health and care services running

Healthcare assistants band together over pay

At health conference, UNISON launches a new campaign to make sure healthcare assistants are rewarded, respected and recognised

Sara Gorton

Blog: Why the Health and Care Bill is so important

There is currently an opportunity to drive out the principles of privatisation, stop the fragmentation and improve how our NHS is run

Paramedic in the back of an ambulance

Blog: Call 999 – the terrifying crisis in the ambulance service

We need them when things are at their worst, but demand on paramedics has been increasing, recently hidden by the pandemic. How can our first responders be helped?

Government’s treatment of NHS staff is disgraceful 

Just as NHS staff thought ministers were at last to announce the pay rise they’ve more than earned, hopes have been cruelly dashed

domestic services staff at Luton and Dunstable Hospital enjoy ice creams and hold 'all eyes on Boris' placards

NHS pay campaign: all eyes on the PM for June’s #2DaysFor2k

From the 23-25 June, UNISON health members, branches and regions all over the country got out and about campaigning for what was likely to be the last ‘2 days for 2k’.

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UNISON joins campaign to optimise AHP support workers

Trade unions and professional bodies come together to support the role of allied health professional workers

Inside the world of the operating department practitioner

To mark National ODP Day, UNISON meets two of its ODP members – one old hand, one newcomer, equally dedicated to saving lives

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

UNISON targets MPs in big week for the NHS pay campaign

‘Every day that passes without a pay rise is another day NHS staff are being told they aren’t valued by our politicians’

Our Health Heroes: celebrating COVID contributions

The annual Our Health Heroes campaign shines a light on the extraordinary efforts of thousands of healthcare support staff who keep the health service running

Vote for your health heroes

‘Now, more than ever, it’s vitally important that the work of the entire NHS family is recognised and celebrated’, says UNISON

Recruiting Students into UNISON – Frequently Asked Questions

What does my student membership cost?  Just £10 per year.  Included in that fee is:  Access to UNISON student network  20% off Oxford University Press  40% off subscription to Nursing Times here  UNISON membership deals – insurance, dental plans, holidays, cars  Confidential and financial assistance from UNISON’s welfare charity ’There For You’  Professional Services Unit (PSU) - Specialist help for registered healthcare professionals, providing support and representation    What do I pay if I am a trainee nurse associate?  TNAs are EMPLOYED by […]

It doesn’t matter if you’re a cleaner or a surgeon, the NHS is one team

UNISON’s One Team campaign gives NHS support staff the recognition they deserve

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

How the Home Office is risking lives in the NHS

Despite massive NHS staff shortages, healthcare workers have been forced to return to their home countries during the pandemic

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UNISON prepares to mark One Team Day on 25 November

“One Team Day recognises and celebrates the vital role that everyone in the health team plays to ensure patients get the care they deserve”