Fair Pay for Nursing
Learn about our campaign and see how you can get involved
Nursing is the largest safety-critical profession in health care, playing a vital role in patient care.
When politicians neglect nursing, they neglect patients. We need members and supporters to come together to achieve a safely staffed workforce. And that begins with paying nursing staff fairly.
You can demand change today.
The fight for fair pay
We're calling on the government to properly value nursing as the safety critical job it is. They must:
- Recognise that nursing salaries have consistently fallen below inflation. This has been exacerbated by the cost of living crisis.
- Value the training, qualifications, skills, responsibilities and experience demonstrated every day by nursing staff.
- Commit to a substantial, above-inflation pay rise.
- Raise the profile of nursing as an attractive, rewarding profession to tackle the tens of thousands of unfilled nursing posts.
The government's response to our demands will indicate what they believe nursing staff deserve in every health care sector and setting.
Funding our health and care system is a political choice. The government should make the right choice now.
How are staffing levels and low pay affecting you right now? How is the cost-of-living crisis and the remnants of a global pandemic impacting your work and life? Capture your lived experience with our easy-to-use tool and help tell the true story of UK nursing.
Latest campaign news
23 Feb 2024
We’re demanding a significant pay enhancement of ‘several thousand’ to stem the exodus of nursing staff, alongside a substantial above-inflation NHS pay rise.
15 Feb 2024
Isle of Man members agree pay offer.
8 Feb 2024
Government must fund pay increase for general practice nursing staff now.
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Page last updated - 21/02/2024