Blog: Mentoring matters more than ever for nurses

UNISON nursing officer, Stuart Tuckwood, explains the importance of – and argues for – a renewed focus on mentoring programmes for newly registered nurses

Portrait of a nurse

Blog: The UK government must invest properly in our nurses

This International Nurses Day, it’s not enough to celebrate nurses, we need to demand proper investment in the profession

UNISON makes progress on preceptorships

Preceptorship campaign – March 2022 update Nurses and students have told us how challenging the transition into their first registered roles are. This has been made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic and the pressures on health and social care. UNISON has been working together with the Florence Nightingale Foundation and the Nursing Times to campaign […]

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

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

Shining a light on ‘The Lady with the Lamp’

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

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

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