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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.
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UNISON, the trade union representing home and social care workers, are vigorously challenging Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) guidance which was issued ... Read More
Health staff: The following programmes are suspended to enable focus on the current crisis: The introduction of the Independent National ... Read More
Health Staff: This update covers all of work done last week by the Scottish Term and Conditions Committee. Issues covered: ... Read More
Heath staff; This is a joint statement by employers, trade unions and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on expanding ... Read More
Health Staff: This is the latest procurement update. It contains the latest stock information re PPP and logistical updates ... Read More
Health staff: Updated guidance on personal protective equipment has now been published. This guidance is issued jointly by the Department ... Read More
HEALTH STAFF: The cabinet secretary has issued a letter outlining the current position on personal protective equipment (PPE) for health ... Read More
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE STAFF: revised Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidance is being issued today, Thursday, via the COVID-19 guidance ... Read More
Promises of personal protective equipment (PPE) alone won’t keep NHS, care, police and other essential workers safe, says UNISON today ... Read More
Health staff: The STAC secretariat have been holding daily teleconferences following the cancellation of the March 20th STAC meeting. They ... Read More
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The Scottish Government draft budget for 2020/21 has been published. The spending total amounts to a real terms increase of ...Read More
The report from the inquiry onto mental health services in Tayside has now been published. This followed serious issues about ...Read More
UNISON generally welcomes the principle of introducing new measures to end the practice of smoking on hospital grounds. We agree ...Read More
On 20 December 2018, the Court of Appeal in Lord Chancellor v McCloud (and others) held that in relation to ...Read More
Our weekly newsletter covering our new UNISON Scotland report - SOS: Stressed out Staff in Scotland's colleges & more … ...Read More
Our weekly newsletter covering our latest Damage Report 'An emergency but no accident', Equal Pay update, HE Consultation & more ...Read More