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Pay and Conditions

Employment and Pay

We support nurses, HCAs and APs in the UK to ensure that employment conditions and pay are fair for all.

March against student bursary cuts

Nursing Counts

The RCN is fighting for fair pay and conditions for all nursing staff, including nursing students. Now student bursaries are under threat – we’re standing up for our future nurses and midwives.

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Healthy Workplace, Healthy You

Healthy Workplace, Healthy You

We're supporting health care employers and RCN workplace representatives to create good working environments with high quality employment practices.

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NHS Pay rates

NHS pay scales

NHS Agenda for Change pay rates for 2015-16

NHS pay scales 2015-16

Raising concerns

What to do if you see poor care or feel you are being prevented from providing safe, compassionate care.

Hardship funding

Find out how you can apply for financial support from the RCN Foundation in times of need.

Latest news

24 November Money and calculator

Nurses suffer 9.6pc real terms pay cut since 2008 according to new research

New research shows the dramatic fall in the real terms earnings of nursing staff since 2008. The RCN is warning the Government that without an end to the years of pay restraint, patient care will be affected.

18 November Pay infographic

Majority of public believe UK can afford to pay nurses more

A majority (57%) of Britons believe the UK can afford to improve nurses’ pay, despite Government claims to the contrary, according to a new survey.

17 November

Nursing Counts - Fighting for fair pay and conditions for nursing staff

New campaign to highlight the disparity between nursing pay and the responsibilities, technical skill and long hours required to do the job.

25 August

RCN response to letter to Pay Review Body

Greg Hands, Chief Secretary to the Treasury has written to the Pay Review Body, suggesting that a 1% pay increase next year could be varied within the public sector workforce.