UNISON represents the whole health care team across
UNISON Scotland - why we're answering the call
for our NHS
Find out more about the campaign to save our NHS at the UNISON
The Tories are attacking our NHS too ...
David Cameron and George Osborne might not
run NHS Scotland, but that doesn't mean that they aren't
attacking it. We must fight to save it.
Devolution means they can't run down and privatise our NHS
directly, the way they are doing in England. But what they
can do is starve it of resources. They are cutting back
on the money provided to the Scottish Government and this
puts the health budget under pressure.
In the last few weeks alone there have been reports of hospital
understaffing, health visitors struggling to maintain a
universal service and severe problems due to bed numbers
NHS staff know from their day to day work that they are
continually under pressure, having to do more with less
- and they can see what managers are doing to try and meet
So the Tories aren't just attacking the NHS in England -
they are attacking it everywhere. Everyone who wants to
maintain the fairest and most cost-effective health service
in the world needs to be part of the fight to defend the
From Wick to Weymouth our health service belongs to all
of us. We all have a duty to stand up and tell the Tories
that we won't see it run down or sold off.
Why is UNISON campaigning?
The NHS is under threat from privatisation and cuts.
- The Tory health act has pushed the profit motive to
the heart of the English NHS.
- Key treatments are being restricted, services cut and
jobs lost, resulting in increased waiting times, delays
and staff shortages on our wards.
- Restricted funding settlements are also affecting Scotland,
Wales and Northern Ireland.
Our NHS remains the fairest and most cost-effective
health service in the world.
Don't let the Tories ruin it.
999 - answer the call for your NHS.
Updated 23 June 2014
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.
UNISON is Scotland’s largest public
sector trade union representing over 160,000 members delivering
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.