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UNISON Scotland HealthUNISON represents the whole health care team across Scotland.

UNISON is the UK’s largest health union. Over 400,000 people working in the NHS and for private contractors providing NHS services are members.

More than 60,000 UNISON members work in the NHS in Scotland. Our members working in the health service include nurses, student nurses, midwives, health visitors, healthcare assistants, paramedics, occupational therapists, cleaners, porters, catering staff, medical secretaries, clerical and admin staff and scientific and technical staff. See also important information for workers registered with regulatory bodies.


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Tackle the vicious circle of work-related stress in the NHS

#stuc19 Congress condemned the levels of work-related stress suffered by health professionals and will press the Scottish Government work with ... Read More

UNISON Week Newsletter 253 – FOI in Housing, Audit Scotland on Councils, and more

Our weekly newsletter covering FOI in Housing, Audit Scotland on Councils, and more  …. read this weeks edition here. Share ... Read More

UNISON’s response to the proposed Bill on Culpable Homicide

UNISON's Submission to the consultation on Claire Baker MSP’s proposed Bill on Culpable Homicide. Read the full submission here ... Read More

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Latest briefings and submissions

UNISON’s response to the proposed Bill on Culpable Homicide

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UNISON's Submission to the consultation on Claire Baker MSP’s proposed Bill on Culpable Homicide. Read the full submission here ...
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Policy Briefing 105 Draft Scottish Budget 2019/20

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Our latest policy briefing sets out the key points of the Draft Scottish Budget for 2019/20. Here is our brief ...
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Local Governance Review Events

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The Scottish government and COSLA launched a Local Governance Review in December 2017. This is a review of all public ...
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Nutritional requirements for food & drink in schools

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UNISON has had a longstanding interest in the extremely important role of school meals and nutrition in schools, as part ...
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Fairer Scotland Duty

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The Fairer Scotland Duty came into force in April this year. The Scottish government has published interim guidance for public ...
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Guidance for the provision of healthcare in schools and nurseries

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The Scottish government has published the long-awaited update on guidance for the provision of healthcare in schools and nurseries. The ...
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