Photo of entrance to Salisbury district hospital, with ambulance in the driveway

‘Cocktail of calamities’ pushing people into A&E

Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s annual state of care report published today (Tuesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “There’s not enough funding for social care, and out of hours support and NHS 111 are a mess. “This cocktail of calamities is pushing people into A&E who shouldn’t be there, with patients and staff the […]

Health and social care ‘on its knees’

Report highlights devastating impact of short-term planning and long-term underinvestment in health and social care

Healthcare staff should be encouraged rather than coerced into flu jab

Forcing workers could be counter-productive

Claims to be the party of the NHS enough to make the blood boil

Brexit must be sorted but not by crashing out of Europe

Thousands turn out to protest at Tory conference

UNISON North West, who have been fighting on the front line of public service cuts for the past decade, led the march

Proposals could protect the NHS from a no-deal Brexit

It’s time to draw a line under a system that continually wastes time and money

UNISON appoints national nursing officer

Stuart Tuckwood has been appointed UNISON’s national nursing officer to help the union promote and defend the interests of nurses. He took up the position this month (September). A registered adult nurse, Stuart spent the past five years at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he worked in major trauma rehabilitation and later as a charge […]

The NHS, its patients and its staff all need a Labour government, says UNISON

Dave Prentis tells Labour to stand united at conference to protect the NHS

‘We will play a leading role in chasing the Tories out of town’

UNISON set to lead the protest at the Conservative party conference in Manchester with the message: don’t Trump our NHS

End privatisation disgrace to protect public services

Privatisation failed in the 80s, again in the 90s and it’s still failing today

Blog: We can’t let no-deal Brexit wreck our NHS

On staffing, on medicine and even on food, the NHS risks being pushed off the cliff edge – we can’t let Boris Johnson’s no-deal wreck it

A no-deal Brexit would bring chaos to the NHS, warns UNISON

Health service could be brought to its knees without a deal

Organ donation week: what we all need to know

Organ donation week is now on and runs until Sunday 8 September and a change in the law will affect us all

Whatever happened to the silly season?

August, usually a time of lazy days and holidays, the silly season and not much happening… but these are strange times and at UNISON, we’re always busy

Health members: have your say on no-deal

UNISON is asking its healthcare members for their views on how a no-deal Brexit will impact on their jobs