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NHS pay deal: not what you expected

 Janet Davies 25 Jul 2018 Janet Davies

I want to offer you a sincere personal apology.

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It has come to my attention in the last 24 hours that the three year pay deal for NHS staff in England, agreed earlier this year, was not as straightforward as we said.
For that, I want to offer you a sincere personal apology.
I’m as dismayed and angry as you are and I will fight the corner of members at every turn.
In good faith, we told all members that they would receive a 3% uplift this summer. 
I now find that this is not the case for everyone.
I can assure you that I am demanding answers for you. 
In the meantime, I can only apologise for this unnecessary confusion and assure you that I am determined to resolve it.
Your elected Council and Trade Union Committee will be meeting in the next few days and I will update you on next steps.

Janet Davies

Janet Davies

RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary


Janet began her nursing career in Manchester and gained experience in acute, mental health and community settings. She later moved into director of nursing roles, where she obtained experience in leadership, before becoming RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary in 2015.