Leicester’s healthcare assistants demand fair pay deal

Healthcare assistants at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust are calling for the recognition and pay they deserve, as concerns grow about staff leaving for better paying jobs, says UNISON. According to the union, healthcare assistants should be on an NHS salary band 3 if they undertake clinical tasks such as observations, venepuncture, wound management […]

NHS 75 celebrations

The National Health Service began on July 5, 1948. Some of those who arrived on the SS Windrush went on to work in the health service, and their ongoing legacy is here to be seen today, writes Gilly Anglin-Jarrett. Between 1948 and 1971, people from the Caribbean, Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan came […]

NHS workers keep cool thanks to UNISON

As temperatures reached unprecedented levels across the UK, UNISON East Midlands were busy keeping our NHS heroes cool. On Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July, UNISON East Midlands despatched ice cream vans to some of the biggest hospitals in the region to give our hardworking NHS workers some respite from the heatwave gripping the country. […]

UNISON launches consultation over NHS rise that doesn’t meet expectations or the real living wage

The government has failed to honour its own ‘levelling up’ promises with the disappointing 3% pay rise for NHS workers in England. The award announced last week doesn’t meet the real living wage of £9.50 per hour for the lowest paid health service workers and widens the gap between those at the top and bottom […]

Government’s treatment of NHS staff is disgraceful

Just as NHS staff thought ministers were at last to announce the pay rise they’ve more than earned, hopes have been cruelly dashed

NHS pay campaign – two days of action begin

Our PAY UP NOW campaign is calling for the government to provide all NHS and health & social care workers with a; substantial, reasonable and quick pay rise. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, our NHS heroes and all keyworkers have stepped up risking their own health and wellbeing to support and protect the rest of society. […]

Lincolnshire hospitals need millions of pounds of urgent repairs

Crumbling hospital buildings across Lincolnshire require 87m worth of work to repair the damage after years of neglect. NHS Digital, which provides data to the NHS to help improve healthcare, has estimated that more than £5.8m is needed to tackle immediate, high-risk problems and avert major disruption to hospital services across Lincolnshire. An additional £32.1m will also be needed to tackle serious building […]

New survey will reveal state of NHS staff car parking

Some sites already charging staff again – even as COVID-19 pandemic continues

Caterers in Lincolnshire hospitals threatened with redundancy

Despite employer making multi-million-pound profits.

Health workers suffered ‘bullying’ as they cared for dying patients at Nottingham Hospitals Trust

Staff caring for end-of-life coronavirus patients at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham have been subjected to ‘horrendous’ bullying, intimidation, harassment, discrimination and victimisation. The union are raising a collective grievance on behalf of more than 20 employees at the Trust who were reassigned to look after the Covid-19 patients at the Queen’s Medical Centre in […]