Here comes summer!

June was another busy month for the union – more victories for our members, and conferences in Liverpool

Win an overnight stay in London plus tickets to the Our Health Heroes awards

Nominate someone by 29 June and you could be going to the awards

More hospital staff in Liverpool set to take action over unfair pay

Staff at Royal and Broad Green hospitals to take action following success at Liverpool’s Women’s Hospital and the Walton Centre

Time to nominate your health hero

UNISON-sponsored awards for health and care support workers are being held for the fourth time

UNISON can offer ‘vital’ security for members as Brexit continues to divide the nation

Union’s health conference opens with call to arms for difficult days ahead

Privatisation at Chesterfield Royal Hospital will drive out staff and is a worrying sign for the future

Responding to the transfer of more than 700 staff at Chesterfield Royal Hospital Trust to a new private arm’s-length company this week

Tuberculosis – making sure you don’t have latent TB

UNISON is working with TB Alert to let members know that latent TB can be diagnosed and treated before it wakes up

Wythenshawe Sodexo staff win NHS pay rates

Moves toward industrial action ballot see Manchester hospital’s facility staff welcome in the new year with a pay boost

Mark Thomas gives the NHS a comedy check-up

Britain’s best-known political comedian considers the state of the NHS in its 70th year – and ponders its future

NHS staffing challenges won’t be solved without money, says UNISON

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 […]

NHS staff must be at the heart of the government’s NHS plan, says UNISON

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 […]

The government should lower retirement age for ambulance staff, says UNISON

Make ambulance retirement age the same as the other emergency services

Margaret Canavan – a true health hero

Belfast ward housekeeper and UNISON member named ‘operational support worker of the year’ at prestigious awards ceremony

UNISON comments on Ailsa hospital attack

Serious assault on health worker

Free and based on need? Not for everyone

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