New low in A&E performance shows NHS needs urgent treatment

System struggling to cope even in a mild winter

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Don’t be fooled by the Conservatives’ festive promises for the NHS

Loosening the stranglehold on funding shouldn’t be mistaken for generosity

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

NHS staff shortages increase

‘Ongoing understaffing means we are more dependent than ever on the goodwill of health workers’

News on the UNISON National site.
Photo of entrance to Salisbury district hospital, with ambulance in the driveway

‘Cocktail of calamities’ pushing people into A&E

Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s annual state of care report published today (Tuesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “There’s not enough funding for social care, and out of hours support and NHS 111 are a mess. “This cocktail of calamities is pushing people into A&E who shouldn’t be there, with patients and staff the […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Nurse training boost welcome but more needed across whole NHS, says UNISON

Sustained funding required – not just short-term fixes

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

More funding needed to tackle NHS staffing gaps, says UNISON

New cash will begin to address years of underfunding but more is desperately needed

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

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

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

NHS cash boost welcome, but it’s not enough, says UNISON

The NHS needs a funding guarantee, not just a pledge

Press release on the UNISON National site.

An NHS under pressure, underfunded and understaffed

Responding to the NHS Improvement report on the performance of the NHS in England in 2017-18 published today (Thursday), UNISON deputy head of health Helga Pile said: “Under pressure, underfunded and understaffed – the NHS is caught between a rock and a hard place. “While the number of people using the NHS has sky rocketed, […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

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

Article on the UNISON National site.