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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 Times has collated the views of five major healthcare unions on the government’s response to the Francis report into care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
Private provider Serco has asked its NHS neighbours for help filling staff vacancies at Suffolk Community Healthcare amid concerns over its performance.
Healthcare assistants have called for practical training in patient safety, dignity, infection control, hygiene and nutrition.
Three nurses are among the members of a clinical team being sent by the UK government to help with recovery efforts in the Philippines in the wake of the super typhoon that decimated the Pacific island group last week.
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