Twenty grieving families will now, quite rightly, be demanding answers
Unless you’ve been truly hibernating so far this year, you will have heard that thousands of NHS operations have been cancelled. But what is the NHS winter crisis?
The government needs to safeguard services and protect staff
Shortage of staff and lack of funding is the real threat to the NHS
The NHS is under unsustainable pressure and the government needs to take action
Being able to feed their families, afford dental treatment, repair their cars or pay off debts are some of the things that health workers could afford if the government gave them a decent pay rise, according to a survey released today (Sunday) by UNISON. UNISON says the findings expose the financial hardship suffered by NHS […]
Health unions are today (Wednesday) renewing their call for a coherent strategy to improve recruitment and retention, equality and diversity, workloads, well-being and career prospects as the government publishes its workforce plans. Over the last three years unions representing cleaners, nurses, doctors, radiographers, pharmacists, midwives, medical secretaries, paramedics, caterers, dental technicians, as well as porters, managers, […]
Talks about the much-needed review of the NHS pay structure and the decent wage rise can now begin.
Alarming report shows the amount of strain the NHS is under even before winter pressures have kicked in
UNISON’s petition calling on the government to scrap the public sector pay cap and give NHS, council, police and schools staff a decent pay rise will be debated today (Monday) in Parliament. Ahead of the debate, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to the Prime Minister to ask her why the Budget failed to […]
Government’s decision to scrap the bursary has clearly deterred people from pursuing a career in nursing
Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will today (Friday) become the first organisation in the country to sign up to UNISON’s apprenticeship charter. The charter ensures that apprenticeships deliver a positive outcome for both apprentices and employers. The charter commits the Trust to provide apprenticeships that are well-funded, high quality and that lead to a […]
The government has shifted on NHS pay, but there could still be a sting in the tail
There’s no actual money on the table
NHS employees as a whole are struggling to survive on just their basic pay.