Just Another Day – Unison report January 2019

This UNISON survey’s purpose was to spot-test a typical 24-hour period in the health service. The union asked people what work was like on Tuesday 18 September 2018 – an ordinary day with no adverse weather. The survey looks at what this tells us about the problems and challenges all staff face in the health service before the ‘winter pressure’ period begins.

The report concluded that with each passing year the situation facing staff in the health service becomes increasingly desperate and it is evident that government initiatives are not addressing the fundamental issues facing the service. The findings from this year’s survey make for worrying reading. Staffing levels across the whole service continue to be the primary issue, have a detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of both staff and patients, and are now leading to the withdrawal of services.

The full report released 27 January 2019, can be found here