Speaking up on nursing pay
A petition urging the Government to scrap an NHS pay cap of 1% is nearing 100,000 signatures.
The RCN is concerned the effects on the future workforce will be exacerbated by Brexit and an ageing population.
The RCN has responded to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement by expressing concern about the nursing workforce crisis.
The RCN has published research today which indicates that the nursing workforce is heading for a ‘perfect storm’.
A petition calling for an end to the 1% cap on NHS pay awards has gained more than 19,000 signatures in just 10 days.
The RCN is calling on the Government to give NHS staff an above-inflation pay rise to help solve a recruitment and retention crisis.
Nurses in Hertfordshire could risk their long-term financial future if they opt out of the NHS Pension Scheme in return for higher pay.
The RCN has responded to the Government’s announcement that it will go ahead with changes to student nurse finance arrangements.
The RCN is encouraging students and other members to join a march on Westminster on 4 June in protest against Government plans to cut student bursaries.
RCN seeks views on alternatives to bursary plans.