Proposed NHS pay agreement to benefit more than a million staff across England

Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across England are being offered long overdue pay rises of between 6.5 and 29% over the next three years, say health unions today (Wednesday). Under the proposed agreement – reached after months of negotiation between the unions, NHS employers and the government – hospital […]

UNISON condemns proposed discontinuation of licensed IVF treatment centre in Hartlepool

UNISON Northern has welcomed the prospect of further legal action from a Local Authority over the future provision of Fertility Services at Hartlepool Hospital in light of what it considers to be ‘questionable circumstances’ over the discontinuation of licensed IVF treatment in the town. Mike Hill, UNISON Regional Organiser, said: ‘As Hartlepool’s MP, Ian Wright […]

A day in the life of an Operating Department Practitioner

This week one of our members Angela McPhee will be taking over the NHS twitter page. Angela hopes to highlight the work of an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP). Angela studied at Northumbria University, qualifying as an ODP in 2011 and started working in anaesthetics for Gateshead Foundation Trust at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. You can follow Angela’s […]