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Nursing Counts

As part of our 2017 general election manifesto Nursing Counts, we are calling on all political parties to address these health and care priorities. Click on each one to find out more.


Improve Patient Care
  • Safe and effective staffing
  • Access to specialist nursing services
  • Regulation of healthcare support workers


Value Nursing
  • Fair pay
  • Guaranteed right to remain for EU nursing staff
  • Prevent downbanding and substitution


Invest in Health and Social Care
  • Investment in services
  • Put quality of care at the heart of health and care services
  • Protect and grow the workforce

Here's what you can do:

General election poll station

Email your local candidates

Ask the candidates in your area to show their support for our manifesto by pledging to be a local nursing champion.

Email your local candidates

Download the Nursing Counts manifesto

Read about the health and care priorities we're calling on all political parties to address. 

A welsh language version is also available.

Download the Nursing Counts toolkit

Find out about all the different ways you can engage with your local candidates to ensure your voice is heard.

Display a Nursing Counts poster

Put up a poster in your workplace to encourage your colleagues to vote and to help make sure the nursing voice is heard.

A welsh language version is also available.

Estimate lost earnings and then complete the pay poll below.

What has this cost you?


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Become a pay champion

As a pay champion, you will engage your colleagues and coordinate campaign activity in your area.

You'll be supporting members to take part in local action, from speaking with your MP to holding a workplace demonstration.

Read the political parties' election manifestos 

Read about what each of the major parties are proposing for health and care services.