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May 25th, 2018

As you’ll undoubtedly know from your inbox, from 25 May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in effect.

The law gives individuals more choice and control over how their data is used.

The regulation also brings in stricter duties, which all organisations must follow. At...

May 25th, 2018

24 May 2018
Embargo: 00.01hrs Friday 25 May 2018

Charity’s excessive surveillance is harming care of the vulnerable, says UNISON

National care charity – Community Integrated Care (CIC) – is subjecting its staff to such a degree of surveillance that they are...

May 24th, 2018

Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) that NHS England and NHS Improvement are to work more closely together, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:

“Despite healthcare being about people, the last eight years in the NHS have been dominated by structural...

May 24th, 2018

Commenting on the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Health foundation report on NHS funding, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:

“We pay considerably less for our NHS than most other European countries do for their health services.

“It delivers exceptional value...

May 24th, 2018

Commenting on Lord Carter’s report on operational productivity, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:

“The harsh reality of working in understaffed teams with limited resources has had a terrible impact on staff well-being. Increased stress levels, a rise in sickness...