UNISON comments on RCN story on NHS pay

NHS employees as a whole are struggling to survive on just their basic pay.

Are we heading for a nurse and midwife crisis?

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.

Huge drop in EU nurses applying to work in the UK

New figures reveal nursing shortages hit further as Brexit vote sees numbers applying from the EU fall

‘The fight’s not over’ in campaign to save NHS bursaries

UNISON health delegates hear moving proof of the value of the bursary for student nurses

Do you know an outstanding healthcare assistant?

Nominations are open for the UNISON-sponsored Jean Atkinson award for outstanding healthcare assistant (closing date 21 April)

How safe is the staffing in your hospital?

UNISON will run its sixth annual safe NHS staffing levels survey on 7 February and is asking all members in the nursing family to take part

Are your NMC registration and payments up to date?

Nurses and midwives warned that lapses will mean losing their registration and put their ability to work at risk

Nursing associates should not be nurses on the cheap, says UNISON


Wednesday 12 October 2016 For immediate release Nursing associates should not be nurses on the cheap, says UNISON Responding to the announcement today (Wednesday) by Health Education England that more than 2,000 people will be trained as nursing associates over the coming months, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “These new roles could help […]

Belfast honours nurses

Freedom of the city accepted by UNISON delegation – on behalf of the whole health care family

Nurses have given us so much – they deserve our wholehearted support

They’re the world’s largest group of health professionals, an absolutely essential part of every health service around the world – and we celebrate them each year, on 12th May, International Nurses Day.

Takeaways and fizzy pop putting health of NHS workforce at risk, warns UNISON

Poor quality hospital food is undermining the health of NHS workers, a survey from UNISON and the Campaign for Better Hospital Food (CBHF) warns today (Wednesday). Nurses and other health employees are being forced to survive on fast food – or on poor quality vending machine snacks­­­ – because hospitals are failing to provide proper […]

Are you ready for NMC revalidation?

How nurses, midwives and health visitors renew their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council has changed – check out the UNISON guidance

Temporary relief for the NHS as nurses stay on the UK’s job shortage list, says UNISON

Commenting on the announcement from the Migration Advisory Committee –that nurses are to be allowed to remain on the occupational shortages list for another three years – UNISON head of nursing Gail Adams said: “The NHS is still desperately short of nurses, so hospital trusts across the country will have breathed a collective sigh of […]

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How safe is your staffing?

UNISON will run its fifth annual safe NHS staffing levels survey on 9 February and is asking all members in the nursing family to take part