Nursing associates a ‘fantastic addition’ to the NHS team

Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Andrea Sutcliffe praises the new members of the register – and launches development of five-year strategy at health conference

Margaret Canavan – a true health hero

Belfast ward housekeeper and UNISON member named ‘operational support worker of the year’ at prestigious awards ceremony

‘We can’t sleepwalk into another Windrush’

MPs voice cross-party support for protecting the rights of all five million EU and UK citizens threatened by Brexit

Bolton hospital staff strike today and tomorrow for NHS pay

‘I’ve never had to go on strike before, but we’re all standing together and I’m not scared’ – hospital domestic Andrea Lea

Bolton hospital workers vow to go ahead with strike next week

Outsourced ‘subco’ workers reject latest pay offer as still below NHS pay

NHS cleaners win pay parity battle at Basildon Hospital

Outsourced staff were transferred back in house two years ago, but kept on minimum wage

Bolton hospital staff to stage 48-hour strike for pay parity

Strike by ‘subco’ staff will start on 11 October

Bolton members vote to strike over pay equality

Industrial action vote follows offer of 2% – well below Agenda for Change agreement – for workers transferred to NHS subco

Union hails trust’s u-turn on private company plans a ‘fantastic victory’

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys trust becomes latest to abandon plans to transfer staff to private wholly owned subsidiary company

Photo of entrance to Salisbury district hospital, with ambulance in the driveway

UNISON calls on Salisbury NHS trust to rethink wholly owned subsidiary plans

UNISON warns that outsourcing hospital staff will create two-tier workforce as trust starts a month of consultations

August: it was no holiday

There was no lying on sun-loungers for UNISON or many of our members involved in key struggles at work

‘Think again’ UNISON tells North East health trust over subco plans

Packed Teesside meeting highlights health staff’s anger and worry of plans to hand them over to a private company

Bolton hospital workers’ pay ballot opens

Voting papers dispatched today in vote over action on pay parity

Bolton hospital workers to ballot on action for pay parity

Wholly-owned subsidiary pays staff less than directly-employed workers after failing to implement NHS pay rise

two hospital chefs

Do you know a health hero and want to make sure they’re recognised?

Nominations for the 2018 Our Health Heroes, honouring the vital work done by NHS support staff, are now open and close on 16 September