Visas for overseas NHS staff just ‘window-dressing’, says UNISON

Hostile Tory policies have left overseas staff feeling unwanted and anxious about their futures

Conservatives putting everything up for grabs on NHS, says UNISON

Briefing lays bare Tory thinking

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

Drug and alcohol workers take pay fight to Addaction’s London HQ

Drug and alcohol support workers will be demonstrating outside the headquarters of employer Addaction today (Wednesday), over broken pay promises, says UNISON. Fifteen employees from Leigh and Wigan – who are midway through a five-day strike – will be in the capital to force the charity to listen to their demands for fair pay. The […]

NHS is ‘unsafe’ in hands of Conservatives

Government policies like scrapping student nursing bursaries have been a disaster. The NHS is clearly unsafe in their hands

NHS workers to strike at three hospitals over privatisation plans

Facilities staff at Wexham Park and Heatherwood hospitals in Berkshire, and at Frimley Park in Surrey have announced dates for strike action, in an escalation of their campaign to stay in the NHS. Their employer Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT) plans to privatise up to 1,000 NHS cleaners, caterers, porters, security and estates staff […]

Conference warned of Trump threat to the NHS

Assistant general secretary Christina McAnea address disabled members and urges them to tell people to consider public services when they decide how to vote in December’s general election

Bringing joy to a psychiatric ward

A mental health team from Wales talk about what earned them the Team of the Year title at this week’s Nursing Times awards

Our members’ experience of racism in the NHS

UNISON asked members in the health service for their experience of ‘unacceptable behaviour’, including their experience of racism in the workplace.

Photo of entrance to Salisbury district hospital, with ambulance in the driveway

‘Cocktail of calamities’ pushing people into A&E

Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s annual state of care report published today (Tuesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “There’s not enough funding for social care, and out of hours support and NHS 111 are a mess. “This cocktail of calamities is pushing people into A&E who shouldn’t be there, with patients and staff the […]

Health and social care ‘on its knees’

Report highlights devastating impact of short-term planning and long-term underinvestment in health and social care

Healthcare staff should be encouraged rather than coerced into flu jab

Forcing workers could be counter-productive

Claims to be the party of the NHS enough to make the blood boil

Brexit must be sorted but not by crashing out of Europe

Thousands turn out to protest at Tory conference

UNISON North West, who have been fighting on the front line of public service cuts for the past decade, led the march

Proposals could protect the NHS from a no-deal Brexit

It’s time to draw a line under a system that continually wastes time and money

UNISON appoints national nursing officer

Stuart Tuckwood has been appointed UNISON’s national nursing officer to help the union promote and defend the interests of nurses. He took up the position this month (September). A registered adult nurse, Stuart spent the past five years at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he worked in major trauma rehabilitation and later as a charge […]