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

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Data: why NHS workers quit

Analysing the government data on why NHS staff quit their jobs

picket line at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan

North west hospital workers set for second strike over outsourcing

‘I was a bit nervous about coming out on strike, but we’ve all stood together and supported each other,’ says Carol, a domestic at Wrightington, Wigan and Leight NHS Trust

An NHS under pressure, underfunded and understaffed

Responding to the NHS Improvement report on the performance of the NHS in England in 2017-18 published today (Thursday), UNISON deputy head of health Helga Pile said: “Under pressure, underfunded and understaffed – the NHS is caught between a rock and a hard place. “While the number of people using the NHS has sky rocketed, […]

Care Quality Commission give umpteenth NHS pressures warning, says UNISON

Inadequate funding means services and staff are stretched to the limit

NHS trust workers demonstrating against the plans

I love working for the NHS – so I’m striking against being outsourced

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh hospital staff strike for 48 hours over plans to outsource their jobs to wholly owned private company

Operating theatre staff celebrated with first national awareness day

An awareness day highlighting the contribution of operating department practitioners (ODPs) to patient care will take place on Monday (14 May), UNISON has announced. The first National ODP’s Day will be marked across the country with activities including operating theatre tours, bake sales, and careers talks at schools. The College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP), […]

UNISON comment on NHS staff handing patients’ data to the Home Office

Health staff will be relieved to know they no longer have to act as immigration officers on the wards.

NHS trust workers demonstrating against the plans

Wigan hospital staff vote for strike over outsourcing plans

NHS trust’s plans to move jobs and workers to its own private company sees 89% vote for strike – in a 79% turn-out

Parents and children campaign at Westminster

Sunshine and showers – April’s highlights

April may have started with the Easter holidays but there was no rest for UNISON staff, activists and members. And there was only one issue on everyone’s mind – pay.

Government is failing to protect health service staff from violence at work

‘Zero tolerance should mean zero tolerance’, health delegates are told

NHS trusts are spending millions outsourcing staff to private companies, says UNISON

An FOI request reveals the amount spent by NHS trusts on consultants

UNISON reacts to latest A&E figures

Commenting on the latest statistics for A&E attendances and admissions for February, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The latest data shows just how punishing the winter months are proving for the NHS. Last month was the worst on record. Yet the figures don’t include the added difficulties staff faced when freezing conditions began […]

How UNISON has helped beat the January blues

The union kicked off 2018 with a month of individual successes, stirring calls to action and an ingenious new campaign. And that was just in January. Here are our ‘high 5’ highlights