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Responding to health secretary Matt Hancock’s pledge to overhaul mental health and wellbeing for NHS staff, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said today (Wednesday): “The mental health needs of staff should be a priority. They’re working long hours, in highly stressful conditions, often without a rest. “NHS workers can’t help patients get better unless […]

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The health secretary must ensure government policy is in line with the NHS long-term plan and keep contracts worth millions in public hands, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Commenting on Labour’s call for Matt Hancock to block private companies from winning NHS contracts worth more than £128m that are currently out for tender, UNISON head of […]

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Employers who fail to tackle members of the public who grope and subject female staff to lewd jokes should be held to account, says UNISON today (Saturday). A motion debated at UNISON’s annual women’s conference in Bournemouth is seeking better protection for employees from unwelcome advances by people using public services, including parents and patients, […]

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