West Yorkshire hospital workers win re-banding and thousands of pounds in back pay 

The victory marks the latest success in UNISON’s Pay Fair for Patient Care campaign, which has seen re-banding wins across the country

Healthcare assistants: Re-banded, rewarded and respected

Healthcare assistants are winning reward, recognition and respect in UNISON’s Pay Fair for Patient Care campaign, which has seen thousands of the lowest-paid NHS workers re-banded and paid significant back-pay for performing clinical duties

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Manchester healthcare assistants organising committee

Manchester NHS workers get back pay thanks to UNISON campaign

Healthcare assistants are re-banded after the union revealed that they were carrying out clinical tasks that were above the grade they had been hired on

UNISON member earns top healthcare award

Stephanie Morris is recipient of award named after UNISON stalwart Jean Atkinson

Do you know an outstanding healthcare assistant?

Nominations are open for the UNISON-sponsored Jean Atkinson award for outstanding healthcare assistant (closing date 21 April)

section of poster with the title: don't look the other way

Nursing professionals ‘more likely to experience domestic abuse’

Cavell Trust research shows importance of union’s support for members as well as campaigning and negotiation on ‘an issue for everyone’

Nursing associates should not be nurses on the cheap, says UNISON


Wednesday 12 October 2016 For immediate release Nursing associates should not be nurses on the cheap, says UNISON Responding to the announcement today (Wednesday) by Health Education England that more than 2,000 people will be trained as nursing associates over the coming months, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “These new roles could help […]

Health care assistants being used as ‘nurses on the cheap’ says UNISON

Healthcare assistants (HCAs) working in the NHS are doing the jobs of nurses without the equivalent pay or education, says a report from UNISON published today (Friday). Two in five (39%) say they have not received the training necessary to provide the care expected of them such as looking after dementia patients, according to the […]

Not a normal day for NHS workers

On a normal Wednesday morning Emily Heron would be taking patients’ blood pressure or doing observations…

Celebrating our health heroes

National Skills Academy for Health director Candace Miller explains how it supports and celebrates healthcare support workers

Healthcare assistants also hit by NHS staffing crisis

UNISON research has revealed how healthcare assistants across the UK face the crisis of staffing levels as nurses, with patient care suffering

New research: what do healthcare assistants think about 12-hour shifts?

Are you a HCA and do you, or have you ever, worked 12-hour shifts?