Three UNISON nurses stranded in the Philippines

“When I graduated as a nurse, I took an oath to serve and uphold my vocation, even if there are hardships. It is my calling, and I can’t run from it.”

Three UNISON nurses stranded in the Philippines

Three stranded UNISON members are desperate to return to the UK to help their colleagues fight the pandemic

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Ward nurses at Manor Hospital, Walsall

UNISON cancels annual health conference

NHS needs put before annual gathering

Safe staffing forum 2020: ‘A collective voice that you’re a part of’

Latest figures show that in England there are currently 39,000 nurse vacancies

Register increase good news, but hard line on immigration could damage numbers

Rise still leaves the NHS short of what’s needed

Government ‘short-changing’ nurses on education and training, says UNISON ahead of Westminster debate

UNISON is urging MPs to highlight the urgent need for substantial investment in education and training for nurses and other healthcare staff.   The call comes ahead of a special debate later today (Wednesday) in Parliament on the future of nurse education funding that, the union says, has been severely hit by cuts.   The […]

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

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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