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

Celebrating 20 years of ‘trade unionism and socialism in action’

Dave Prentis joins NHS Credit Union birthday celebration in Glasgow

NHS Earnings Max – get your resources on the UNISON Organising Space

Make sure your NHS employer is getting it right when it comes to our members’ take-home pay

NHS pause of ‘subcos’ long overdue

This whole policy has been a damaging distraction. Valuable resources that could have gone on improving care have been wasted.

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