Speaking up on nursing pay
Two hour debate showed cross party consensus for the Government to end its policy of pay restraint.
The lobby comes ahead of a debate by MPs on the 1% cap on nursing pay awards this afternoon.
A petition urging the Government to scrap an NHS pay cap of 1% has reached 100,000 signatures.
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.