The attached documents were submitted to the Labour Party National Policy Forum by our union. As an affiliated trade union, Unite has an opportunity to help shape Labour’s future agenda. You can learn more about the National Policy Forum here.
Category: Government Policy
Government proposals to force GPs to sign fewer sick notes for workers have been rejected by Doctors in Unite, which represents GPs and doctors operating in the NHS. Detailed government proposals were first briefed to the media earlier this month, indicating that the chancellor could announce in next month’s budget changes to the sick note […]
Resist NHS migrant charges.
If you’re a health worker, please challenge these charges wherever you come across them. If you’d like to join the campaign to support the right of everyone to NHS care, contact Patients not Passports or the Migrant Support Group at Medact. The following motion was passed unanimously at a recent DiU meeting. Doctors in UNITE […]
 With apologies to Freud. ‘Wo es war, soll Ich werden’ – “Where it was, I should become” – is his version of the Enlightenment goal of knowledge that is in itself an act of liberation – the ego replaces id and so we develop. Here we have the reverse, ‘Where I was, it should […]
Statement by Doctors in Unite The Health and Care Bill is now in Parliament, and a new Health Secretary in charge. Doctors in Unite branch of Unite the Union opposes the Bill, and calls for MPs and Lords of all parties to vote against it at every opportunity. The Bill splinters the NHS into 42 […]
Resolution on ICSs 9 May 2020 Doctors in Unite notes: Doctors in Unite believes: Doctors in Unite resolves: .
Integrated care systems are part of the government’s plans for NHS organisations, in partnership with local councils and others, to take collective responsibility for managing resources, delivering NHS standards, and improving the health of the population they serve. This seemingly laudable development has the potential to further undermine the NHS, particularly since the Covid-19 pandemic. […]
The media recently highlighted the fact that NHS England has announced: “The NHS is set to radically overhaul the way MRI, CT and other diagnostic services are delivered for patients . . . . Community diagnostic hubs or ‘one stop shops’ should be created across the country, away from hospitals, so that patients can receive […]
Doctors in Unite believe that the current model for social care is not working and that this has been brought into sharp focus during the COVID 19 Pandemic. Care homes bore a huge burden of deaths during the first wave, for many reasons, but not least due to the fragmentation that privatisation has imposed on […]
We sent the following message today, 20 September 2020, to Independent SAGE: “Doctors in Unite fully endorse Independent SAGE’s emergency ten point plan to avoid a national lockdown. [The plan can be found here: https://www.independentsage.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Emergency-Plan-PUBLISHED.pdf ] Experience from other countries such as Germany, South Korea and Japan has shown that if the correct measures are […]