This whole policy has been a damaging distraction. Valuable resources that could have gone on improving care have been wasted.
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
Members at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS trust started a five-day strike today – here’s why, their own words
Changes to regional structures should provide the opportunity for the various parts of the NHS to get back to closer working
Any future financial settlement for the NHS must factor in the costs of having a fairly rewarded and growing workforce
Understaffed teams with limited resources has had a terrible impact on staff well-being
UNISON highlighted the huge risks in these ambitious plans from the outset.
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), […]
Health staff will be relieved to know they no longer have to act as immigration officers on the wards.
Brexit has made many European nationals feel decidedly unwelcome
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 […]
Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across England are being offered long overdue pay rises of between 6.5% and 29% over the next three years, say health unions today (Wednesday). Under the proposed agreement – reached after months of negotiation between the unions, NHS employers […]
Being able to feed their families, afford dental treatment, repair their cars or pay off debts are some of the things that health workers could afford if the government gave them a decent pay rise, according to a survey released today (Sunday) by UNISON. UNISON says the findings expose the financial hardship suffered by NHS […]
Health unions are today (Wednesday) renewing their call for a coherent strategy to improve recruitment and retention, equality and diversity, workloads, well-being and career prospects as the government publishes its workforce plans. Over the last three years unions representing cleaners, nurses, doctors, radiographers, pharmacists, midwives, medical secretaries, paramedics, caterers, dental technicians, as well as porters, managers, […]
Talks about the much-needed review of the NHS pay structure and the decent wage rise can now begin.