More funding needed to tackle NHS staffing gaps, says UNISON

New cash will begin to address years of underfunding but more is desperately needed

Safe staffing a ‘vital’ campaign for NHS’s frontline staff

Delegates hear that patients and staff alike are suffering from chronic shortages

UNISON condemns government’s violent crime proposals

Pressure on schools and NHS staff to tackle crime is deflecting attention from failure to fund services adequately, union says

Proper investment in wages and apprenticeships will help ease NHS staffing crisis, says UNISON

Response to major report into health service and care workforce

Survey shows NHS staff deserve some much-needed attention

Commenting on the annual NHS staff survey out today (Tuesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “While the government is consumed with Brexit, ministers are paying scant attention to growing problems in our public services. With so few staff, it’s no wonder the pressures of working in the NHS are making so many health […]

Black workers are vital to the future of our public services, says UNISON general secretary

Speaking at UNISON’s annual Black Members Conference today (Friday) in Llandudno, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Last the NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary, yet the descendants of those that came from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to help build it are still facing barriers.

September – and we are on song!

Health pay, local government cuts, outsourcing, Brexit…. new term, same curriculum

UNISON comment on NHS staff handing patients’ data to the Home Office

Health staff will be relieved to know they no longer have to act as immigration officers on the wards.

NHS Staff Survey results show that woeful pay has taken its toll, says UNISON

Only 31% of NHS staff were satisfied with their level of pay in 2017

Emergency service workers need greater protection

No one should face violence, abuse and sexual harassment at work

The future of EU workers is ‘a fight that’s too important to lose’

MPs, Lords and the London Mayor back EU workers as UNISON members lobby Westminster

UNISON comments on government NHS staffing plan

Responding to government plans to provide an extra 10,000 training places for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “These new posts are nowhere near enough to make up for the number of UK and EU nurses and midwives leaving the NHS. “Staff shortages, huge workloads, the withdrawal of the nursing bursary and the […]

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

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One Team week of action to celebrate the NHS’s unsung workers

Without support staff, ‘our NHS simply wouldn’t work’

Long-term planning essential for the future health of the NHS, says UNISON

Responding to the House of Lords report on the long term sustainability of the NHS, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “The committee is right to say the NHS should be funded by the taxpayer and remain free at the point of delivery. “This is a damning but sadly accurate analysis of the state […]