Midwives, healthcare assistants and hospital porters who belong to UNISON are joining their nursing colleagues demonstrating in Parliament Square today (Wednesday) over the government’s refusal to lift the pay cap. Commenting on the Royal College of Nursing’s protest UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Faced with an exodus of staff across the NHS, ministers’ justification for […]
The media is full of reports that we are in, or heading towards, a nursing crisis. That is to say, a huge shortage of them. But are we really? We dive into the data to find out.
A year ago Theresa May promised she’d govern differently. Of course, the past 12months have shown that her promises aren’t worth listening to. But it is not too late for the prime minister to take a different course, and invest in our nation’s health and in those who care for us.
Responding to the government announcement today (Wednesday) of £325m for NHS transformation projects, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Any investment in the NHS is welcome as spending on facilities and services is urgently needed. “But ministers must accept that change is not possible without the staff to provide these services. “It’s now time […]
UNISON backs We Own It campaign against sell-off – you can help by signing the petition and urging your MP to back the Early Day Motion 152
I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be today than Cardiff, where I’ll be attending the Annual UNISON Cymru/Wales Regional Health Awards. I’m looking forward to talking to – and thanking – some of the heroes of our health service. And where better to do it than in Wales, home of the founder of our Health service, and an inspiration to so many – Nye Bevan.
Seventeen unions representing employees across the NHS have today (Tuesday) expressed anger and deep disappointment at the government’s failure to deal with the ongoing public sector pay crisis. Unions say health staff are angry that ministers have still not said they will allow the pay review bodies to operate without interference, and will fully fund […]
Commenting on the latest NMC figures, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “With both UK and EU nurses leaving, the NHS is heading towards a serious staffing crisis. The country simply isn’t training enough nurses to make up for those who are leaving. Scrapping the bursary and introducing tuition fees have only made matters […]
Apprentices working in public services are set to get a fairer deal under a charter to be launched later today (Wednesday) by UNISON. Being paid the rate for the job, high quality training and a guaranteed employment contract are among the aims outlined in the document unveiled at the union’s annual national conference in Brighton. […]
UNISON delegates agree: we can’t have integration ‘on the cheap’
New figures reveal nursing shortages hit further as Brexit vote sees numbers applying from the EU fall
UNISON is asking for members’ views on the plans to collate into a detailed response to consultation on planned changes
With the election upon us, UNISON considers its five key demands for the NHS – and how the main parties measure up in their manifestos
Without support staff, ‘our NHS simply wouldn’t work’
Commenting on the malware attack today (Friday) on the NHS, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Staff are already facing huge challenges to keep the health service running and deliver the best care for patients. “This senseless cyber attack will make their jobs even harder. The government must take urgent action to get hospitals up and running […]