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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.


Latest news

UNISON Scotland recommends yes vote in NHS pay offer

Scotland’s biggest health union, UNISON, has today (Mon 25 June) agreed to recommend that members accept a pay deal which ... Read More

Tackling the crisis in health and social care

As the NHS gets ready to celebrate its 70th birthday on 7th July, conference slammed cuts to NHS funding since ... Read More

Fairer Scotland Duty

The Fairer Scotland Duty came into force in April this year. The Scottish government has published interim guidance for public ... Read More

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Latest briefings and submissions

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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‘End period poverty’ member’s Bill consultation response

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UNISON Scotland has a large number of women members on low incomes. We are fully supportive of this important proposed ...
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Climate Change Bill Consultation Response

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UNISON is a member of the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition and we support the submission from SCCS. We outline ...
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Supporting Children’s Learning Draft Code of Practice 2017

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UNISON members work in a range of roles supporting children with additional support needs. They deliver services in local government,the ...
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Air quality in Scotland

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The Scottish Parliament's Environment Committee is conducting an inquiry into air quality in Scotland. Poor air quality now represents the ...
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