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UNISON Scotland HealthUNISON represents the whole health care team across Scotland.

UNISON is the UK’s largest health union. Over 400,000 people working in the NHS and for private contractors providing NHS services are members.

More than 60,000 UNISON members work in the NHS in Scotland. Our members working in the health service include nurses, student nurses, midwives, health visitors, healthcare assistants, paramedics, occupational therapists, cleaners, porters, catering staff, medical secretaries, clerical and admin staff and scientific and technical staff. See also important information for workers registered with regulatory bodies.


Latest news

UNISON Week 258 – Global Climate Emergency, The Place Principle, Mental Health Awareness Week & more

Our weekly newsletter covering Global Climate Emergency, The Place Principle, Mental Health Awareness Week &  Pick of the Media & ... Read More

Investigation into bullying allegations in NHS Highland is welcome, say UNISON

UNISON, Scotland’s largest health trade union, welcomes the Sturrock Review into bullying allegations in NHS Highland. The report highlights that ... Read More

UNISON Week Newsletter 257 – Climate emergency, ISS, nuclear weapons & more …

Our weekly newsletter covering Climate Change,  ISS, why nuclear weapons are very bad, our Pick of the Media & more ... Read More

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Latest briefings and submissions

UNISON’s response to the proposed Bill on Culpable Homicide

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UNISON's Submission to the consultation on Claire Baker MSP’s proposed Bill on Culpable Homicide. Read the full submission here ...
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Policy Briefing 105 Draft Scottish Budget 2019/20

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Our latest policy briefing sets out the key points of the Draft Scottish Budget for 2019/20. Here is our brief ...
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Local Governance Review Events

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The Scottish government and COSLA launched a Local Governance Review in December 2017. This is a review of all public ...
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Nutritional requirements for food & drink in schools

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UNISON has had a longstanding interest in the extremely important role of school meals and nutrition in schools, as part ...
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Fairer Scotland Duty

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The Fairer Scotland Duty came into force in April this year. The Scottish government has published interim guidance for public ...
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Guidance for the provision of healthcare in schools and nurseries

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The Scottish government has published the long-awaited update on guidance for the provision of healthcare in schools and nurseries. The ...
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