Government’s proposals into NHS agency costs ‘completely miss the point’

UNISON says that the problem is a result of government spending cuts

Count all staff and their roles, UNISON tells NHS

The NHS needs to value and recognise all its staff and the work they do

The Trade Union Bill: John’s story

My name is John Brisbane and I work as a staff nurse in a child and adolescent mental health unit

UNISON comments on latest NHS deficit figures

Commenting on the latest NHS deficit figures published today (Friday), UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “These new figures confirm the full extent of the financial misery and chaos in the NHS. And the government’s reckless spending cuts are entirely to blame. “It was always ludicrous to expect the NHS to make £22bn worth of […]

UNISON Northern Ireland celebrates partnership working

Conference highlights benefits of union and employers working together

UNISON warns of staff exodus as two-thirds plan to leave the NHS

Low pay and staff shortages driving NHS staff to consider quitting the service

What’s it like to be a healthcare student?

UNISON is asking students to take part in an online survey to gather evidence about their experience on placements and at university, and how it affects them and their family

CODP issues advice on invasive procedures guidance

Guidance provides specific advice for developing local workforce standards and the professional responsibilities of Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs)

The government is to blame for the situation at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, says UNISON

Commenting on the news today (Tuesday) that Addenbrooke’s Hospital has been placed into special measures, U‎NISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “This is a shocking indictment of the government’s cavalier attitude towards the NHS, that a hospital like Addenbrooke’s – with its world class reputation – should find itself in special measures. “A persistent underfunding […]

Staffing crisis gathers pace across the public sector warns UNISON

The NHS and local councils across the UK are facing a growing staffing crisis as a result of the government’s imposed pay cap, according to a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The research – carried out for UNISON by the Smith Institute – is based on a survey of HR directors and managers in […]

Setting up shop

A new kind of UNISON office is adding an extra dimension to the union’s organising

Prentis pays tribute to NI campaigners over NHS homes

Three-year campaign has helped keep many homes open in Northern Ireland, but threats remain as politicians ‘bicker’

Government’s claim of pay rise in NHS all smoke and mirrors says UNISON

UNISON has today slammed the government over a Treasury letter to the chair of the public sector Pay Review Bodies (PRB) – including the NHS PRB – which stated that not all staff will get a pay rise as promised in the Summer budget. UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “It is clear from this […]

Betsi Cadwaladr consultation shows impact on morale

UNISON Cymru/Wales’s thorough consultation with members of what it is like to work for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board moved to Wrexham Maelor yesterday with two mass meetings of health workers. The union has organised a widespread listening exercise to discover the extent of problems across the board’s hospitals after the imposition of special measures by the […]

Dave Prentis cuts ribbon in front of resource centre, surrounded by members

General secretary opens UNISON shop in new Glasgow hospital

Let’s work together to make this new hospital a success,” general secretary Dave Prentis said as he opened a new UNISON shop in Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital