Changes to regional structures should provide the opportunity for the various parts of the NHS to get back to closer working
Any future financial settlement for the NHS must factor in the costs of having a fairly rewarded and growing workforce
Inadequate funding means services and staff are stretched to the limit
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh hospital staff strike for 48 hours over plans to outsource their jobs to wholly owned private company
UNISON highlighted the huge risks in these ambitious plans from the outset.
An awareness day highlighting the contribution of operating department practitioners (ODPs) to patient care will take place on Monday (14 May), UNISON has announced. The first National ODP’s Day will be marked across the country with activities including operating theatre tours, bake sales, and careers talks at schools. The College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP), […]
Health staff will be relieved to know they no longer have to act as immigration officers on the wards.
NHS trust’s plans to move jobs and workers to its own private company sees 89% vote for strike – in a 79% turn-out
Brexit has made many European nationals feel decidedly unwelcome
Healthcare assistants (HCAs) are being expected to do the work of nurses without adequate training or proper supervision, according to survey results published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. Nearly two thirds (63%) say they are being left to care for patients without enough support from doctors and nurses. The impact is that almost two in five […]
The first person born in the NHS says that it’s too easy to take the service for granted
Last year in England physical assaults on NHS staff rose by nearly 10% compared to 2015/16, according to new figures published today (Tuesday) by UNISON and HSJ. The figures were obtained following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request – submitted by HSJ working on behalf of UNISON – to all the 244 NHS trusts in […]
As your general secretary, I always will always fight for the NHS because NHS workers fought for me – they never gave up. As UNISON general secretary, neither will I.