The branch at the October 2017 pay demonstration


UNISON Lothian Health Branch

Welcome to the UNISON Lothian Health Branch website. We're the largest trade union in NHS Lothian, representing over 12,000 members across the range of health professions.

We're also the trade union for staff working in the third and private sectors delivering healthcare across the Lothian region. Whether you're having problems at work, need advice and support, or want to make your workplace better, we're here to help.

Latest news from the branch

  • 6th December | Democracy

    On the 4 December 2021 at the UNISON Scottish Council Lothian Health branch and four healthcare branches raised a motion in response to four resolutions passed by UNISON’s...
  • Image of TracyAnne Miller first female employee director

    29th November | First Female Employee Director - NHS Lothian

    Tracy Anne Miller a UNISON Shop Steward has been elected to the role of Employee Director for NHS Lothian and is the first ever female to hold this appointment. As Employee...
  • 8th November | Black Members AGM 18 December 2021

    Black Members ​Annual General Meeting - 18  December 2021 - 10:00 – 16:30 Venue: Kings Manor Hotel Edinburgh, 100 Milton Rd E, Edinburgh EH15 2NP The AGM is open to all UNISON...
  • 21st October | Greta Thunberg's call to action

    “There is hope– I’ve seen it – but it does not come from the governments or corporations, it comes from the people.” Greta Thunberg The people of Scotland have a unique...

Upcoming Events

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Ends: Mon 24th Jan, 12:30pm

What is Dementia
What are the traits of the condition
The signs and symptoms of dementia
How dementia affects behavior, the senses and communication
How to build positive relationships with people affected by dementia.

Starts: Thu 27th Jan, 9:30am
Ends: Thu 27th Jan, 12:30pm

The context - effective team working, the Equality Act 2010 and protected characteristics
Unconscious bias and cognitive dissonance

Starts: Thu 27th Jan, 10:00am
Ends: Thu 27th Jan, 12:30pm

What is Dementia 
What are the traits of the condition 
The signs and symptoms of dementia 
How dementia affects behavior, the senses and communication 
How to build positive relationships with people affected by dementia

Starts: Wed 2nd Feb, 7:00pm
Ends: Wed 2nd Feb, 8:00pm

Everyone has stories to tell, from the short to the epic, the comic to the weird, the mysterious to the wonderful.

Starts: Thu 3rd Feb, 9:30am
Ends: Thu 3rd Feb, 12:30pm

The context - effective team working, the Equality Act 2010 and protected characteristics
Unconscious bias and cognitive dissonance