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RCN responds to NHS salary survey

Published: 27 January 2009

Commenting on a salary survey by Capita, Dr Peter Carter, RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary, said:
“As a former Chief Executive, I know that it's a tough job. NHS Chief Executives should be rewarded for hard work, but any pay rises should be in line with those offered to frontline staff. It is the collective hard work of all NHS staff that ensures high quality healthcare services are delivered on a daily basis. Failure to apply a fairer system, particularly in the midst of the current economic challenges, sends a mixed message which will further increase unrest among frontline healthcare staff.”

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