Ministers must end the two-tier employment scandal in the NHS and ensure all employers in the service play by the same rules.
Latest NHS waiting list paints a grim picture of what lies ahead
Action on retention is key.
Private firms are capitalising on the crisis in ambulance services, by tempting paramedics and other crew away from NHS work.
Members taking action has forced the government to listen and take action to improve the pay of all of our hardworking NHS staff writes UNISON head of health Sara Gorton
If accepted, the offer would boost pay significantly this year and mean a wage increase next year that’s more than the government had budgeted for.
But ignoring NHS workers for this long was a big mistake and refusing to take their concerns seriously has been hugely damaging for all involved
The government has finally promised extra investment in pay for both this and next year.
Attempting a deal with just one solves nothing.
The NHS is in a dire state because it’s thousands and thousands of staff short.
Both Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford have chosen to do more for their NHS staff this year.
Longer waits for ambulances and in A&E departments are inevitable if the NHS doesn’t get more staff.
Ambulance workers will reluctantly walk out again.
The health secretary needs to set out what the government can do right now.
These figures paint a bleak picture of the state of the NHS.