Colchester Health celebrates the NHS and UNISON’s One Team campaign

  UNISON members at Colchester Hospital celebrated the recent 68th Birthday of the NHS by celebrating the amazing contribution support staff make to the NHS and how as One Team so much has and can be achieved. Many staff, patients and visitors wanted to show their support for One Team by telling us why support staff mean […]

Pay, politics and Pompey at healthcare policy weekend

Last weekend branch representatives from across the region came together to hold their annual healthcare policy weekend in Brentwood. As has become all too frequent the backdrop to the event was the government’s continuing underfunding and undermining of the NHS. Topics discussed included pay, the introduction of seven day working and the government’s intention to do […]

Staffing numbers not unsocial hours payments are the real barrier to a seven-day NHS

A recent report has concluded that the cost of unsocial hours allowances is not a barrier to the introduction of a seven-day NHS, despite claims to the contrary by Jeremy Hunt (Secretary of State for Health) and the NHS Employers. The report from the NHS Pay Review Body (PRB) and the Office of Manpower Economics […]