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Speaking up on nursing pay

The 1% cap on nursing pay is putting patient care at risk.

More nursing staff than ever before are leaving the profession, piling the pressure on an already overstretched workforce. 

Those who stay are taking second jobs and using food banks. They are exhausted, morale is low and it's affecting the care they are able to provide.

We challenge the government’s argument that increasing pay takes money from services. The NHS is its staff, and when pay hurts staff it also hurts patient care.

The government can, and should, value its nursing staff:

  • Scrap 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.

Ask your MP to support the early day motion (EDM) on nursing pay

This EDM calls on the government to award nursing staff an above inflation pay award.

Janet Davies: The fight for fair pay continues

Following the debate on nursing pay, the RCN will continue to fight for the pay rise you deserve.
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The work of nursing staff today is varied, complex and skilled, and deserves fair pay.

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'Does society want its nursing staff feeling like this?'

The impact of pay restraint on one community nurse and single parent.

Campaign for fair pay is 'a fight for future of the NHS'

The 1% pay cap is now putting patient care at risk, says Josie Irwin.

Attend the ‘It’s our NHS’ march

Apply for your travel to the ‘It’s our NHS’ march on Saturday 4 March 2017.