UNISON is largest trade union supporting Health Care Assistants in the UK.

We are aware the majority of Health Care Assistants are working way above the scope of their job descriptions to bridge the gap on low staff nursing levels.

To help support Health Care Assistants we have launched a new campaign and developed a four step process for UNISON Health Care Assistant members to play an active part and work together on common issues across the region.


Step one – Information gathering

To help UNISON campaign on your behalf please complete the survey below to let us know about your current workload and duties. By gathering this information UNISON will be better equipped to campaign on issues that matter to you.

All responses will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Take the survey



Step two – Spread the word

Please have a conversation with your HCA colleagues and encourage them to take part in the survey. If they are not a UNISON member you can encourage them to join and be part of our campaign too!

Join online



Step three – Help us in our campaign

We are looking for UNISON members who are Health Care Assistants from across the region to become more involved in UNISON and help us campaign on behalf of Health Care Assistants and fellow NHS colleagues.

  • You could become a workplace rep, you would support and represent members in the workplace and work with your local UNISON branch.
  • Or a workplace contact – you wouldn’t be representing members, instead you’d make sure they are up to date with the latest UNISON news.
  • Interested in Health & Safety? We have a role for that too and many more.

Get involved



Step four – Keep up to date

Keep up to date with all the latest news from UNISON and what we are doing for Health Care Assistants by following us on social media and making sure we have your correct details.

We also have a facebook group just for Health Care Assistants!



HCA Facebook Group

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