Greener NHS Campaign to Tackle Climate ‘Health Emergency’

Staff to lead climate change response

Register increase good news, but hard line on immigration could damage numbers

Rise still leaves the NHS short of what’s needed

Waiting to see a GP is no laughing matter

New film highlights appointment frustration felt by millions

Sheffield mental health workers to strike as government cuts put ‘people at risk’

Some people in need not seen for nearly two years

Ambulance delays down to nine-year NHS funding squeeze

Ambulances queuing outside A&E departments have become a common and distressing sight. It’s frustrating for crews who need to be on their way to the next emergency call and worrying for patients waiting to be seen.

Protect NHS from US takeover

Our NHS is not for sale

UNISON announces health strike dates in Northern Ireland

UNISON has today (Wednesday) announced the dates for strikes and industrial action by health and social services staff in Northern Ireland. Workers represented by the union voted overwhelmingly earlier this month to take action over safe staffing levels and pay parity. Health staff in Northern Ireland are paid less than their colleagues in Britain. Waiting lists […]

Public don’t want NHS staff outsourced to private companies

Workers should stay within NHS, survey shows

New NHS waiting times show Tories are not fit to run NHS

Responding to the latest NHS England data published today (Thursday) showing A&E waiting times are the worst ever, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Patients left in agony on trolleys for hours and poorly visitors waiting for hours in A&E, forced to sit on floors because of a lack of chairs, has become the new normal. “Years […]

Northern Ireland NHS staff and social workers back strike action, says UNISON

The ballot concentrated on safe staffing levels and pay parity, as health workers in Northern Ireland are paid less than their colleagues in Britain.

Compass hospital workers take fair pay protest to company’s Surrey HQ, says UNISON

Most Compass employees earn minimum wage, yet work with NHS colleagues paid more for same jobs

UNISON appoints national nursing officer

Stuart Tuckwood has been appointed UNISON’s national nursing officer to help the union promote and defend the interests of nurses. He took up the position this month (September). A registered adult nurse, Stuart spent the past five years at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he worked in major trauma rehabilitation and later as a charge […]

Out-of-pocket workers to take on outsourcing giant in legal battle

Workers should not be saddled with debt for years because of the blunders of a company

Government has at last acknowledged public services are at breaking point

But voters should be wary of cynical pledges and gimmicks.

Organ donation week: what we all need to know

Organ donation week is now on and runs until Sunday 8 September and a change in the law will affect us all