Unsung heroes keep the NHS working on the Isle of Wight

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 […]

NHS workers to strike at Frimley and Wexham Park Hospitals

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 […]

We can’t let no-deal Brexit wreck our NHS

At TUC Congress in Brighton, UNISON warns that the health service could be brought to its knees without a deal

System of second class NHS workers must end

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 […]

Don’t forget to have your say on NHS Pay

UNISON members working in the NHS should vote online before 5pm on 5 June

UNISON slams East Kent University Hospital Trust over back door privatisation plans

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 […]

Our NHS at 70 – time to celebrate and defend

Lets make sure it’s here for another 70 years!

Help stop the sale of NHS Professionals

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 Big NHS Birthday Bash!

The NHS is 69 years young on 5 July. UNISON has been celebrating this wonderful institution around the South East.

NHS Sites For Sale In Your Area

The Naylor Review is poised to kick off the next stage of the Great NHS Sell Off

UNISON responds to Labour’s pledge for NHS staff

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 […]

Don’t trust the Conservatives with the NHS, says UNISON general secretary

Speaking to UNISON’s annual health conference in Liverpool today (Monday), general secretary Dave Prentis said: “With the election just over six weeks away, the NHS needs those who have the will, the spirit and the dedication to fight for it, and to save it. “When the country goes to the polls, everything that matters to […]

UNISON South East members join the march for our NHS

The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it | founder of the NHS Aneurin Bevan

How safe is the staffing in your hospital?

UNISON will run its sixth annual safe NHS staffing levels survey on 7 February and is asking all members in the nursing family to take part

New NHS plans must not be a smokescreen for further government cuts, says UNISON

The government must do more to reassure staff and the public that new NHS service delivery reforms are not a cover for further cuts, says UNISON. UNISON is concerned that the fast pace at which they are being pushed through risks undoing much of the good the proposals could potentially bring. UNISON head of health […]