NHS deficit damaging services to patients, says UNISON

Commenting on new figures showing a deficit of £2.45bn in NHS finances, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “This is yet another set of damaging figures that show the NHS is under unprecedented financial pressure. “Patients are suffering as already scarce resources dwindle further still. Targets for A&E admissions, waiting times, and cancer diagnosis […]

UNISON welcomes HSE report on needlesticks

Report finds 83% of organisations failing to comply with sharps regulations

Queen’s Speech: A failure to tackle the real problems Britain faces

A Conservative Party at war with itself, already out of ideas little over a year on from election day and a Prime Minister so afraid of his own shadow that he’s abandoned any semblance of a serious legislative agenda.

Boris battle bus makes dubious NHS claims, says UNISON

Commenting on the launch of the Vote Leave battle bus today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “No one should be fooled for one minute by the dubious claims branded along the side of the Boris battle bus that the NHS could be a Brexit winner. “If Boris Johnson really cared about standing up […]

Takeaways and fizzy pop putting health of NHS workforce at risk, warns UNISON

Poor quality hospital food is undermining the health of NHS workers, a survey from UNISON and the Campaign for Better Hospital Food (CBHF) warns today (Wednesday). Nurses and other health employees are being forced to survive on fast food – or on poor quality vending machine snacks­­­ – because hospitals are failing to provide proper […]

‘The fight for our lowest-paid members will underpin all we do’

UNISON health conference debate sees passionate commitment to campaign to defend Agenda for Change and improve it

female cleaner in a hospital

Seven-day NHS needs resourcing across the whole healthcare team

Debate should not focus only on doctors and nurses say delegates at UNISON’s health conference in Brighton

Unsocial hours payments: our position is clear

Government warned: ‘if you come for them, we will take industrial action’

‘We will support the junior doctors in this fight – and we will win’

Health delegates and Dave Prentis join junior doctors’ picket line and rally in Brighton

Enough is enough

It was a huge pleasure to address our health conference this morning. It’s a special event that I return to each year, and which inspires me every time. Not just because it’s a great event that shows what great work our union does in the health sector, but also because it provides a crucial platform […]

‘The NHS saved my life,’ Dave Prentis tells conference

General secretary uses health conference to deliver personal message of thanks to NHS

£35k migrant worker minimum salary doesn’t add up for NHS workers

NHS staffing crisis worsened by government migrant rules

Give operational staff access to training

Conference demands training for undervalued ancillary, admin and clerical workers

Pride in our union and the One Team that runs our NHS

General secretary, shadow health secretary and service group chair unite to sing praises of NHS and its workers

‘Don’t government claims to be protecting NHS make you sick?’

Not one person in the NHS believes £22bn cuts by 2020 are achievable, delegates hear as UNISON health conference gets under way in Brighton