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UNISON’s Gareth Snell in final stages of high profile election

Stoke by-election candidate says his union experience has informed his campaign

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How safe is the staffing in your hospital?

UNISON will run its sixth annual safe NHS staffing levels survey on 7 February and is asking all members in the nursing family to take part

West Norfolk members get new resource centre

General secretary Dave Prentis opens new joint centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn

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When Sir Alex Ferguson met UNISON’s Tom Hart

Union steward and football legend feature in Scottish government lung cancer awareness film

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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’

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Are your NMC registration and payments up to date?

Nurses and midwives warned that lapses will mean losing their registration and put their ability to work at risk

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Health trust signs up to charter for workers with terminal illness

Southport and Ormskirk hospitals backs TUC Dying to Work campaign

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UNISON member goes topless in Birmingham for public services

Liz Potter’s double mastectomy following breast cancer left her determined to speak up for the NHS

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 […]

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Health staff in Luton rally against attack on sickness leave

UNISON warns that move risks staff coming to work ill to avoid triggering process that could lead to dismissal – in a trust that has one of best sick-leave records in the region

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UNISON warns against outsourcing of NHS support services staff

Staff are ‘rightly anxious’ about the implications of cost-cutting pressure on trusts

Student nurses joined the People'S Assembly march and rally in London to protest against government plans to axe the NHS bursary

Health workers and charities unite to urge rethink on NHS bursaries

More than 20 health unions, charities and professional colleges sign open letter to prime minister

Cuts to social care funding hamstring health services says UNISON

Commenting on new NHS England figures published today (Thursday), highlighting the scale of delayed discharges from hospitals, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Continuous cuts to social care budgets are the reason why many people have to stay longer in hospital than they should. “The problem is getting worse, not better. Already this year there […]

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Not a normal day for NHS workers

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

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UNISON members urge MPs to save the NHS bursary

Cutting financial ‘lifeline’ to student nurses will leave them thousands of pounds in debt