UNISON comments on new guidance for creation of NHS subsidiary companies

UNISON will be making full use of this guidance in our scrutiny of any future trust plans to set up subsidiaries

UNISON comments on health think-tank joint briefing into staffing shortfall in the NHS

Instead of investing in staffing, ministers introduced restrictive immigration policies and cut training budgets, all of which end up costing the NHS more than necessary in the long term

Extortionate parking charges and fines for health staff, patients and visitors must stop, says UNISON

Exorbitant hospital parking charges have increasingly become the norm in England because the NHS is so starved of funds.

Body parts stockpiling shows why crucial NHS services should never be privatised

It is simply horrific. It’s unlikely that such a distressing situation would have happened had the service remained in-house.

NHS pause of ‘subcos’ long overdue

This whole policy has been a damaging distraction. Valuable resources that could have gone on improving care have been wasted.

NHS England right not to make flu jab compulsory

While it makes sense for staff to be encouraged to get the flu jab, no-one should feel that they have no option but to have it

‘We want to stay in the NHS: for ourselves and future generations’

Members at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS trust started a five-day strike today – here’s why, their own words

UNISON on changes at NHS England and NHS Improvement

Changes to regional structures should provide the opportunity for the various parts of the NHS to get back to closer working

UNISON responds to IFS report on NHS funding

Any future financial settlement for the NHS must factor in the costs of having a fairly rewarded and growing workforce

UNISON on Lord Carter’s report into productivity in the NHS

Understaffed teams with limited resources has had a terrible impact on staff well-being

UNISON responds to NAO report on Capita and NHS England 

UNISON highlighted the huge risks in these ambitious plans from the outset.

Operating theatre staff celebrated with first national awareness day

An awareness day highlighting the contribution of operating department practitioners (ODPs) to patient care will take place on Monday (14 May), UNISON has announced. The first National ODP’s Day will be marked across the country with activities including operating theatre tours, bake sales, and careers talks at schools. The College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP), […]

UNISON comment on NHS staff handing patients’ data to the Home Office

Health staff will be relieved to know they no longer have to act as immigration officers on the wards.

Nurse and midwife numbers dragged down by Brexit effect

Brexit has made many European nationals feel decidedly unwelcome

Steep rise in reported assaults against NHS staff, says UNISON

Last year in England physical assaults on NHS staff rose by nearly 10% compared to 2015/16, according to new figures published today (Tuesday) by UNISON and HSJ. The figures were obtained following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request – submitted by HSJ working on behalf of UNISON – to all the 244 NHS trusts in […]