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RCN respond to NHS Employers evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body

Published: 19 November 2007

In response to the NHS Employers’ submission of evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB), Dr. Peter Carter, General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), said:

“If NHS Employers really think that pay isn’t an issue for NHS staff, then they are sorely mistaken. Nurses were brought to the brink of industrial action earlier this year by a paltry government pay offer that failed to recognise the hard work that nurses put in, day in day out. On returning to this issue, Ministers should bear in mind that nurses will not stomach another below inflation pay deal”.

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Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is the voice of nursing across the UK and is the largest professional union of nursing staff in the world.  The RCN promotes the interest of nurses and patients on a wide range of issues and helps shape healthcare policy by working closely with the UK Government and other national and international institutions, trade unions, professional bodies and voluntary organisations.