Liverpool Women’s Hospital staff name strike day

Cleaners, porters and security and catering staff to take action next week, after their private employer refused to pay them the nationally agreed NHS pay rates

GP changes could make ‘all the difference’ to patients

There’s a danger that general practice could simply drain ambulance services of staff

Defying the cold and looking to the future

UNISON started the new year in January as we mean to go on

Last UK hospital outside Agenda for Change joins national agreement

This is great news for staff in Southend

Health service staffing is compromising patient health, says UNISON

Crisis level staffing has become normal across the NHS

‘A thank you to the hospital carers helping me battle cancer’

Lots of people will be starting the new year battling cancer. Former UNISON editorial manager Diana Harrison shares her personal account and thanks the NHS staff who are caring for her

NHS staffing challenges won’t be solved without money, says UNISON

Commenting today (Monday) on the government’s 10-year plan for the NHS in England, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Finding the NHS more staff, and holding on to those it already has, is key to the success of the government’s plan. “The plan is honest about the scale of the staffing challenge. But nothing […]

NHS staff must be at the heart of the government’s NHS plan, says UNISON

Commenting today (Sunday) ahead of tomorrow’s publication of the government’s 10-year plan for the NHS, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Encouraging people to take better care of themselves won’t alone solve the growing crisis in the NHS. That can only be halted with proper funding and a sensible plan to fill the huge […]

There must be no blurred lines between volunteers and NHS staff

Volunteers shouldn’t take the place of paid employees in the NHS

Margaret Canavan – a true health hero

Belfast ward housekeeper and UNISON member named ‘operational support worker of the year’ at prestigious awards ceremony

Free and based on need? Not for everyone

From December, people coming from outside Europe to work in public services and the wider economy will have to pay £400 a year for the duration of their work visa, per person and in advance, for themselves and their family to use the NHS if they fall ill or are injured – UNISON is campaigning against this NHS surcharge

Celebrating 20 years of ‘trade unionism and socialism in action’

Dave Prentis joins NHS Credit Union birthday celebration in Glasgow

UNISON comments on health think-tank joint briefing into staffing shortfall in the NHS

Instead of investing in staffing, ministers introduced restrictive immigration policies and cut training budgets, all of which end up costing the NHS more than necessary in the long term

‘We can’t sleepwalk into another Windrush’

MPs voice cross-party support for protecting the rights of all five million EU and UK citizens threatened by Brexit

New strategy to tackle violence in the NHS welcome, says UNISON

No-one should be abused or attacked at work