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 […]

Patients face bed shortages because government not delivering on mental health

Patients facing bed shortages and long waits because government not delivering on mental health funding, says UNISON Mental health patients are facing bed shortages, longer waits for treatment and reduced support because of budget cutbacks, according to a new survey published today (Monday) by UNISON. More than four in five (83%) staff working in mental […]

NHS reforms will fail without more money and staff involvement

New NHS plans for health and care services are doomed unless the government invests more cash and listens to staff and patients, says UNISON. The details of nearly all 44 NHS sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) have now been published. But the government and NHS England have failed to consult properly with the public and […]