Health care assistants being used as ‘nurses on the cheap’ says UNISON

Healthcare assistants (HCAs) working in the NHS are doing the jobs of nurses without the equivalent pay or education, says a report from UNISON published today (Friday). Two in five (39%) say they have not received the training necessary to provide the care expected of them such as looking after dementia patients, according to the […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

N tice nything missing?

At UNISON we know how vital blood donation is, which is why we’ve been taking part in the #missingtype campaign

Article on the UNISON National site.

Unhealthy development: How DfID promotes health privatisation

UNISON is calling on DFID to reassess its health strategy and end its support for private healthcare schemes. Instead it should focus on the eradication of poverty, through support for quality public healthcare systems

General Secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Health staff in Luton rally against attack on sickness leave

UNISON warns that move risks staff coming to work ill to avoid triggering process that could lead to dismissal – in a trust that has one of best sick-leave records in the region

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Fighting bullying and harassment

UNISON Cymru/Wales has made a significant breakthrough in tackling bullying and harassment in the workplace

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Who is your health hero?

Nominations are now open for the UK’s only dedicated awards scheme to celebrate the healthcare support workforce

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Belfast Trust to impose change from weekly to monthly pay on low-paid workers

Union condemns denial of right to negotiate

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON members urge MPs to save the NHS bursary

Cutting financial ‘lifeline’ to student nurses will leave them thousands of pounds in debt

News on the UNISON National site.

Ask your MP to speak up for student health professionals

Help save the NHS bursary for student nurses, midwives and other health professionals in England

Article on the UNISON National site.
female cleaner in a hospital

Seven-day NHS needs resourcing across the whole healthcare team

Debate should not focus only on doctors and nurses say delegates at UNISON’s health conference in Brighton

Article, News on the UNISON National site.