Tax cut for rich means billions lost to Exchequer

Cutting income tax for people earning more than £1m per year has deprived the Exchequer of more than £11.1bn over the past sixyears, according to new analysis by UNISON published today (Sunday). The government’s decision to reduce the top rate of income tax from 50p to 45p in April 2013 has also saved the rich […]

The last gift: working with organ donors

UNISON members Michelle and Rachel are hoping a new law will help the thousands of people in desperate need of an organ transplant

Nurse and midwife numbers dragged down by Brexit effect

Brexit has made many European nationals feel decidedly unwelcome

The government must turn back the tide on NHS nursing shortages, says UNISON

The House of Commons Health Committee publishes a report on the nursing workforce

UNISON comments on rising number of nurses leaving the NHS

It’s highly damaging that so many nurses are leaving the NHS so soon after qualifying.

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.