Updated rules reflect changing threat The UK Government and NHS leaders from a range of medical and nursing royal colleges have published new guidance about personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS teams who are likely to come into contact with patients with coronavirus. The guidance has been agreed by the four Chief Medical Officers, Chief […]
NHS needs put before annual gathering UNISON has cancelled its annual health conference that was due to take place in Brighton from 6-8 April. The decision has been taken in light of the escalation of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The safety of participants and their families was also at the forefront of the […]
Advice published to reassure staff and public but alert them on need for vigilance
Staff employed by private contractor ISS at Reading’s Prospect Park Hospital are today (Friday) celebrating a momentous victory following a year-long campaign to win the same pay rates as colleagues employed directly by the NHS, says UNISON. As a result of the union’s campaigning, the firm has agreed to move around 60 staff – including […]
The UNISON Isle of Wight Health Branch have been extremely privileged to sponsor the inaugural ‘Unsung Heroes Awards’ recognising the unfaltering work staff within the NHS undertake 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year! Come rain or shine, hail and snow, these staff work tirelessly to care for the […]
Facilities staff at Wexham Park, Frimley Park and Heatherwood Hospitals have voted in huge numbers to take strike action in an escalation of their campaign to stay in the NHS. The hospital trust plans to privatise up to 1,000 NHS cleaners, caterers, porters, security and estates staff to a new ‘wholly owned subsidiary’ company early […]
At TUC Congress in Brighton, UNISON warns that the health service could be brought to its knees without a deal
Private companies employing tens of thousands of staff in the NHS across England are coming under pressure to give their employees a wage rise as UNISON’s campaign for fair pay in the health service escalates. Workers at contracting giants – including Compass Medirest, Serco, Mitie and ISS – are today (Tuesday) calling on company chief executives […]
UNISON members working in the NHS should vote online before 5pm on 5 June
UNISON is today (Tuesday) calling on the chief executive of East Kent University Hospital Trust to halt plans that would see hundreds of porters and cleaners outsourced to a new arms-length private company. The Trust’s board plans to transfer all 1,110 support service staff to a new wholly owned subsidiary company but have not consulted […]
Lets make sure it’s here for another 70 years!
UNISON backs We Own It campaign against sell-off – you can help by signing the petition and urging your MP to back the Early Day Motion 152
The NHS is 69 years young on 5 July. UNISON has been celebrating this wonderful institution around the South East.
The Naylor Review is poised to kick off the next stage of the Great NHS Sell Off
Responding to Labour’s NHS election pledge, to be announced by shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth today in Liverpool -at UNISON’s annual health conference – UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “NHS staff give one hundred per cent day in, day out with many doing life-saving work. Yet they’re struggling to get by on below-inflation wages. “Lifting the […]