Don’t just give something up for new year – give blood

The NHS Blood and Transplant service needs new donors – particularly if they are young, Black or of South Asia origin

NI minister imposes NHS pay award

UNISON refutes minister Simon Hamilton’s claim for trade union non-engagment on NHS pay

Axing NHS bursaries will saddle nurses with debt until retirement, warns UNISON

Nurses and other healthcare workers will be paying off their student loans almost until the day they retire UNISON is warning today (Saturday), as student nurses prepare to take part in protests against government plans to axe the NHS bursaries. UNISON says that controversial government plans to axe the bursaries could leave trainees more than […]

Steve Evans

Union paramedic ‘shocked’ at new year honours MBE

Member Steve Evans recognised for Don’t Walk Away campaign to prevent alcohol-related deaths among young people

Failure of hospitals to meet safe staffing targets is no great surprise, says UNISON

An analysis published today (Monday) by the Health Service Journal, which found that nine in ten hospitals in England are failing to meet their own safe staffing targets for the number of nurses on wards, will come as no great surprise to staff, says UNISON. Commenting on the findings UNISON head of health Christina McAnea […]

Trade Union Bill campaign will be the priority, says executive

‘Our aim is to make sure this legislation is not carried’, NEC meeting hears

People protest for NHS pay

UNISON gives evidence to NHS pay body

UNISON has stressed that the government’s instruction of a 1% payroll limit is unfair and will worsen staff shortages and damage patient care

Axing student bursaries will deter many from careers in nursing

Hundreds of student nurses are expected at a UNISON-supported protest outside the Department of Health later today (Wednesday) against government plans to axe the NHS bursary for nursing degrees.

Seven-day NHS won’t come cheap

UNISON supports a seven-day NHS but warns government is trying to do this on the cheap

UNISON survey shows scrapping of student nurse bursaries will lead to major shortages

A UNISON survey shows that nine in ten (91 per cent) student nurses would not have applied for the nursing degree without access to the bursary which the government intends to scrap in 2017.

UNISON supports industrial action by junior doctors

UNISON is backing strike action announced today (Thursday) by junior doctors who oppose changes to their contracts being proposed by the government. It follows a ballot of more than 37,000 junior medics represented by the British Medical Association (BMA). They have voted unanimously in favour of three days of action in England next month. UNISON […]

General secretary Dave Prentis with a London Ambulance service emergency call handler

UNISON general secretary shows support for London Ambulance Service members

‘We need a package that works for everyone,’ general secretary tells staff

The Trade Union Bill and my job: Sean’s story

My name is Sean Keown and I work as a Pharmacy Technician. My job involves dispensing and checking medicines, counselling patients, and updating computer systems related to the issue of patient medicines.

UNISON launches #ChooseWellChampion campaign in ‘groundbreaking initiative’

Largest NHS union puts its weight behind Welsh government’s Choose Well call

Nurse Sue Moore wins Cindy Fogarty Learning Award

Sue’s story is a great personal achievement and a tremendous testimony to the value of union learning, says Dave Prentis, presenting the award