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UNISON and healthcare
UNISON is the largest union in the NHS and this gives us a unique opportunity to get our members voices heard right at the heart of government.
UNISON is an organisation made up of members and run by members and we make sure that each one of them has a say in how the union is run.
In addition to its role of representing members in the workplace, UNISON is an effective campaigning organisation when our members and the union work together to make a real difference.
Nursing leaders have pledged action in the wake of criticism by Robert Francis QC that they have not done enough to respond to his seminal report.
New rules to give nurses greater protection against sharps injuries have come into force across the European Union.
Around 200 students on paid placements will test out controversial government plans to require future nurses to spend up to a year working as a healthcare assistant before starting their degree.
Nurses are struggling to deliver safe patient care due to chronic understaffing and a heavy burden of bureaucracy, according to two major union surveys.
UNISON is the UK’s largest healthcare trade union, but what can it do for you?
As well as joining forces with hundreds of thousands of health care workers, UNISON membership has many benefits.
It might cost less than you think to join UNISON, and there are many benefits.
Gail Adams, UNISON head of nursing
As part of its strategy to prepare the country for economic recovery, the government is increasing opportunities for apprenticeships in health care, says Dave Godson