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January 17th, 2018

Commenting on the BBC story that a rising number of nurses are leaving the health service, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said today (Wednesday):

“The pressure on the NHS is at an all time high. It’s highly damaging...

January 17th, 2018

The true extent of the winter crisis affecting the NHS has become clear, says UNISON today (Wednesday), as it was revealed that 20 deaths might have been avoided in the East of England over Christmas. During this time there were lengthy delays in ambulances responding...

January 17th, 2018

Unless you’ve been truly hibernating so far this year, you will have heard that thousands of NHS operations have been cancelled. But what is the NHS winter crisis? Here are five charts that can shed some light.

The number of cancelled operations is on the rise

Hospitals across...

January 15th, 2018

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond told MPs before Christmas that the UK has poor productivity levels because of disabled people.

This is what he said:

“It is almost certainly the case that by increasing participation in the workforce, including higher participation by...

January 15th, 2018

January is a stressful time for many of us, with bills to pay and our finances stretched. So spare a thought this morning for those employed by Carillion. This is a terrible time for all those employed under the company’s contracts – including thousands right across the public sector.