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Andy Burnham vows to end ‘callous culture’ of social care

The mayoral candidate for Great Manchester outlines plans for a fully-integrated health and social care service

Time to pay NHS staff for unpaid overtime, says UNISON

Commenting on the annual staff survey published today (Tuesday) by NHS England, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “There are simply too few staff to cope with the growing demands being made on the NHS. Many regularly stay past the end of their shifts, only too aware of the effect upon patients and colleagues […]

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Paramedics’ skills and responsibilities recognised

Two years of joint union work with employers sees agreement on Agenda for Change Band 6 job profile for ambulance paramedics

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A matter of life and death

The NHS is continually criticised by its government regulator for being in the red – but it’s the beleaguered services that really matter

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NHS commissioners on course for some ‘unpalatable’ decisions

But UNISON warns that ‘there is little left to cut’

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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

UNISON calls for end to NHS privatisation after consultancy failures

UNISON has today (Thursday) welcomed the decision by NHS England to shut the Strategic Projects Team (SPT) consultancy. The union has called on the government to learn from mistakes made by the consultants in the past, and reverse the trend towards NHS privatisation. UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “The SPT has been associated […]

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UNISON vows to stand up for members over ‘savings’ review

Union presents interim research into Carter Review recommendations on English NHS as health conference opens

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Prentis visits Yorkshire to meets branches

Dave Prentis answered the requests of branches and employers to visit Yorkshire for a series of meetings this week

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CODP issues advice on invasive procedures guidance

Guidance provides specific advice for developing local workforce standards and the professional responsibilities of Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs)