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We demand a fair deal


Speaking up on nursing pay

The 1% cap on pay increases since 2010 has damaged the morale and finances of NHS staff.

More nurses than ever are considering their future in the profession they love. 

We call on the Government to end the recruitment and retention crisis in the NHS and give our members a fair deal:

  • End the 1% public sector pay cap for NHS staff
  • Award NHS staff with an above-inflation pay increase
  • Return to UK-wide pay rate in the NHS.

14% real terms fall in nursing pay since 2010.

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1% pay cap for NHS staff is unsustainable

The RCN is calling on the Government to give NHS staff an above-inflation pay rise to help solve a recruitment and retention crisis.

Josie Irwin: We demand a fair deal

The RCN has submitted evidence to the body that makes recommendations on NHS pay.

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