Nurse apprentice funding ‘step in right direction’ but pay needs sorting, says UNISON   

Helga Pile says government must guarantee a fair and consistent wage

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Health unions call on Matt Hancock to recognise student contribution and abolish tuition fees

Current students should also have fees reimbursed

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

A passion for caring

Trainee nursing associate Carley Kane is hoping to qualify soon – and already has big plans for encouraging the ‘nursing family’ of tomorrow

Shining a light on ‘The Lady with the Lamp’

Celebrating the life and work of Florence Nightingale, on the 200th anniversary of her birth

Unions announce COVID-19 support for nursing students

The agreements negotiated mean student nurses who are more experienced will be able to help where they can, be paid and have this work count towards their learning.

News on the UNISON National site.

Safe staffing forum 2020: ‘A collective voice that you’re a part of’

Latest figures show that in England there are currently 39,000 nurse vacancies

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Sustained funding for nursing and NHS needed in Budget, says UNISON

Government must make it easier to recruit

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Grant reversal not enough on its own to boost student nursing numbers

The government must abolish tuition fees

Article, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON announces health strike dates in Northern Ireland

UNISON has today (Wednesday) announced the dates for strikes and industrial action by health and social services staff in Northern Ireland. Workers represented by the union voted overwhelmingly earlier this month to take action over safe staffing levels and pay parity. Health staff in Northern Ireland are paid less than their colleagues in Britain. Waiting lists […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Bringing joy to a psychiatric ward

Mental health workers from Wales talk about what earned them the Team of the Year title at the Nursing Times awards