UNISON welcomes government U-turn on selling NHS staffing agency

Selling off NHS Professionals would have been ‘completely counterproductive and bad for patients and staff,’ union says

Patients and staff ‘paying the price’ for Theresa May’s premiership, says UNISON

Commenting on NHS England statistics covering Theresa May’s first year as Prime Minister, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Thursday) said: “Patients are clearly paying the price for Theresa May’s time in Downing Street. Staff too are struggling to cope, delivering more with less while their pay lags ever further behind inflation. “It’s no surprise […]

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Health and social care has suffered the ‘most austere’ decade ever

UNISON delegates agree: we can’t have integration ‘on the cheap’

General election 2017: The NHS

With the election upon us, UNISON considers its five key demands for the NHS – and how the main parties measure up in their manifestos

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 […]

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

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

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

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)