UNISON and Healthcare
UNISON is the UK's largest healthcare trade union - over 400,000 people who work in the NHS and for private contractors providing NHS services are UNISON members.
Our health members are nurses, student nurses, midwives, health visitors, healthcare assistants, paramedics, cleaners, porters, catering staff, medical secretaries, clerical and admin staff and scientific and technical staff.
We represent our members in many ways, offering help and advice at work, raising your professional/local concerns or by highlighting issues that will affect all health workers at a national level. We work together to make sure our members' concerns are heard - whether itis about pay, health and safety, discrimination or the future of our NHS.
Looking after the NHS
But there is more to UNISON than looking after people at work. We care passionately about the future of the NHS as a publicly funded service that is free at the point of delivery. Here in the region that makes campaigning to stop the increasing involvement of the private sector in the provision of health care services a priority for us.
At a time of unprecedented change both in the NHS and to the profession, it’s important that UNISON understands how Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitioners and social care workers are affected.
As experts, that’s where you come in. This short survey aims to give us a snapshot of what being a Healthcare Assistant in 2013 is all about. It is your chance to tell us what life is like for staff and the patients you care for, what the best and worst things are about your job, and what changes you want to see that will make the profession better and improve the service you provide.
It won’t take very long, but this small investment of your time will help us raise the profile of the vital work done by members of the nursing and social care family.
UNISON believes that it is vital for Healthcare Assistants to have their say!