Don’t just give something up for new year – give blood

The NHS Blood and Transplant service needs new donors – particularly if they are young, Black or of South Asia origin

Axing NHS bursaries will saddle nurses with debt until retirement, warns UNISON

Nurses and other healthcare workers will be paying off their student loans almost until the day they retire UNISON is warning today (Saturday), as student nurses prepare to take part in protests against government plans to axe the NHS bursaries. UNISON says that controversial government plans to axe the bursaries could leave trainees more than […]

A life lost can mean another saved

Becoming an organ donor can be a gift – both for the lives you save, and the loved ones you leave behind

‘Our members support our communities every day of the year’

Many UNISON members will be keeping the country going over Christmas and the new year

Failure of hospitals to meet safe staffing targets is no great surprise, says UNISON

An analysis published today (Monday) by the Health Service Journal, which found that nine in ten hospitals in England are failing to meet their own safe staffing targets for the number of nurses on wards, will come as no great surprise to staff, says UNISON. Commenting on the findings UNISON head of health Christina McAnea […]

Children attending UNISON's Christmas cinema screening in Inverclyde stand outside the cinema holding placards saying 'we demand popcorn'

Christmas cheer and charity

UNISON members are helping workplaces, their families and communities to warm up for the festive season

Health pay will be a 2016 Assembly election issue

UNISON warns of campaign in run up to elections

UNISON survey shows scrapping of student nurse bursaries will lead to major shortages

A UNISON survey shows that nine in ten (91 per cent) student nurses would not have applied for the nursing degree without access to the bursary which the government intends to scrap in 2017.

Four Seasons homes closure

UNISON informed that company plans to close seven care homes across Northern Ireland

General secretary Dave Prentis with a London Ambulance service emergency call handler

UNISON general secretary shows support for London Ambulance Service members

‘We need a package that works for everyone,’ general secretary tells staff

Put people first, Northern Ireland health minister urged

UNISON calls for minister to put the health of the people first in reorganisation

UNISON launches #ChooseWellChampion campaign in ‘groundbreaking initiative’

Largest NHS union puts its weight behind Welsh government’s Choose Well call

700,000 joiners shows our strength, Prentis tells health conference

General secretary tells West Midlands activists: unions are as relevant today as they ever were – ‘when times are tough, we show our strength’

two hospital chefs

UNISON takes One Team NHS campaign to Parliament

Union calls on MPs to sign up to Early Day Motion and back the campaign backing healthcare support workers in the NHS

Count all staff and their roles, UNISON tells NHS

The NHS needs to value and recognise all its staff and the work they do