700,000 joiners shows our strength, Prentis tells health conference

General secretary tells West Midlands activists: ‘unions are as relevant today as they ever were’

Paramedic receives apology for hospital ‘ban’

West Midlands ambulance paramedic and UNISON steward Stuart Gardner has received an apology after Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust banned him from its hospitals. A joint statement from UNISON and the trust today said: “UNISON and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust have agreed that the trust does not have the authority to exclude an individual […]

UNISON calls on trust to clarify position

UNISON is calling on board members of Nuneaton’s George Eliot Hospital (GEH) to clarify its current position and postpone procurement options, after the recent announcement by the government that the hospital is to be ‘buddied’ up with the high-performing N University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) trust  as a result of the Keogh inspections. UNISON regional organiser Edna Hall asked: ”How […]

UNISON urges rethink on hospital plans

UNISON is calling on the George Eliot Hospital Trust to rethink its plans after an announcement that appears designed to drive the Nuneaton hospital down the franchising route and a possible private-sector takeover. The union’s West Midlands region believes that further examination of the situation is needed, with serious consideration of the possibility of the […]