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Welcome to Barnsley Health Branch of UNISON - the largest union in the NHS. We support and protect over 1.3 million working people and offer a huge range of benefits to our members. The branch supports members working within the Barnsley Health Community (Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Nursing Homes). Our 1,200 Branch members include Nursing, Admin and Clerical staff, Managers, Porters, Domestics, Allied Health Professionals and members of BAOT.

As a Branch we campaign for high quality services in the NHS and voluntary sector. We strive for good working conditions and environments essential to delivering high quality care. Our Branch representatives are involved in negotiating policies which affect your daily working life. We offer support in all areas of Health and Community services and are active in delivering a first class service to OUR NHS and our members.

Moments of Truth


Your public services are at breaking point. Hear from the people who provide them – and their personal, and often frank stories of the tremendous pressures they face.

Hear their voices. Share their stories. Take a stand for your public services.



Latest News

Need help with school uniform costs? Closing date 20 July 2018 (12/06/18)
Barnsley Health Branch wins UNISON Recruitment Shield (27/06/16)

Recuitment shield

Barnsley UNISON Health branch are always promoting the union. Members and potential joiners have seen the visibility and activity of the branch and membership numbers are growing. This brings the protections and benefits of UNISON to a wider number of people, as well as increasing the influence we can have on employment concerns. The stronger the branch, the stronger UNISON will be in supporting all members.

UNISON Yorkshire & Humber region have recognised the achievements at Barnsley by awarding the much coveted Recruitment Shield. Congrats to all the team for their efforts in recruiting – and welcome to all new UNISON members.

Why not recruit a colleague or friend to UNISON? Request a form from the branch - or: Join online now (to pay by direct debit only) - or phone 0800 171 2193.