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.
New figures reveal nursing shortages hit further as Brexit vote sees numbers applying from the EU fall
UNISON health delegates hear moving proof of the value of the bursary for student nurses
Nominations are open for the UNISON-sponsored Jean Atkinson award for outstanding healthcare assistant (closing date 21 April)
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
Nurses and midwives warned that lapses will mean losing their registration and put their ability to work at risk
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 […]
Freedom of the city accepted by UNISON delegation – on behalf of the whole health care family
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.
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 […]
How nurses, midwives and health visitors renew their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council has changed – check out the UNISON guidance
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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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
A UNISON survey shows that nine in ten (91 per cent) student nurses would not have applied for the nursing degree without access to the bursary which the government intends to scrap in 2017.