UNISON salutes team that kept up abortion access in lockdown

Union-sponsored annual nursing team award goes to nurses who helped ensure women had access to abortion services during COVID-19

Nurse apprentice funding ‘step in right direction’ but pay needs sorting, says UNISON   

Helga Pile says government must guarantee a fair and consistent wage

Health unions call on Matt Hancock to recognise student contribution and abolish tuition fees

Current students should also have fees reimbursed

A passion for caring

Trainee nursing associate Carley Kane is hoping to qualify soon – and already has big plans for encouraging the ‘nursing family’ of tomorrow

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Shining a light on ‘The Lady with the Lamp’

Celebrating the life and work of Florence Nightingale, on the 200th anniversary of her birth

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Unions announce COVID-19 support for nursing students

The agreements negotiated mean student nurses who are more experienced will be able to help where they can, be paid and have this work count towards their learning.

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

Sustained funding for nursing and NHS needed in Budget, says UNISON

Government must make it easier to recruit

Grant reversal not enough on its own to boost student nursing numbers

The government must abolish tuition fees

UNISON announces health strike dates in Northern Ireland

UNISON has today (Wednesday) announced the dates for strikes and industrial action by health and social services staff in Northern Ireland. Workers represented by the union voted overwhelmingly earlier this month to take action over safe staffing levels and pay parity. Health staff in Northern Ireland are paid less than their colleagues in Britain. Waiting lists […]

Bringing joy to a psychiatric ward

Mental health workers from Wales talk about what earned them the Team of the Year title at the Nursing Times awards

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Bringing joy to a psychiatric ward

A mental health team from Wales talk about what earned them the Team of the Year title at this week’s Nursing Times awards

Five new Mary Seacole scholars are unveiled

Recipients of UNISON-backed awards are honoured

UNISON appoints national nursing officer

Stuart Tuckwood has been appointed UNISON’s national nursing officer to help the union promote and defend the interests of nurses. He took up the position this month (September). A registered adult nurse, Stuart spent the past five years at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he worked in major trauma rehabilitation and later as a charge […]

Health members: have your say on no-deal

UNISON is asking its healthcare members for their views on how a no-deal Brexit will impact on their jobs