Nursing associates a ‘fantastic addition’ to the NHS team

Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Andrea Sutcliffe praises the new members of the register – and launches development of five-year strategy at health conference

Hospital staff say patient meals not fit to eat

More than half of hospital staff in England wouldn’t eat food served to patients because it’s unhealthy and of poor quality, according to a survey by UNISON published today (Wednesday). Many NHS employees and those working for private firms, including nurses, porters and those in administrative roles, also reveal nutritious meals aren’t available to buy […]

The country is in the hands of Theresa May’s flying circus

The UK is four days away from a catastrophic no-deal Brexit

Cutbacks in mental health care to blame for staff wanting to quit

Findings are based on a new survey, Mental Health Matters, of more than 600 employees across the UK who mainly work in the NHS.

Privatisation at Chesterfield Royal Hospital will drive out staff and is a worrying sign for the future

Responding to the transfer of more than 700 staff at Chesterfield Royal Hospital Trust to a new private arm’s-length company this week

New charter sets out role for volunteers in supporting the NHS

Pioneering charter showing how volunteers can make a valuable contribution to the NHS in England, without undermining paid staff or affecting patient safety, is being launched today.

Liverpool Women’s Hospital staff win pay battle

Staff employed by private contractor call off strike after company agrees to pay them the NHS rate for the job

Cervical screening return to NHS is welcome, says UNISON

Smooth handover now needed and assurances about jobs after privatisation failure

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 […]

Cleaners and caterers strike for fair pay at Liverpool Hospital

Members employed by private contractor at Liverpool Women’s Hospital take action for NHS rates after 100% vote

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