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Speaking up on nursing pay

The 1% cap on pay increases since 2010 has damaged the morale and finances of NHS staff. 

Now more nursing staff than ever are considering their future in the profession they love.

We call on the Government to end the recruitment and retention crisis in the NHS and give our members a fair deal:

  • 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 attend the debate on nursing pay

Send this template letter to your MP asking them to attend the debate on Monday 30 January.

Download this poster to promote the debate on nursing pay

Share this poster in your workplace and encourage colleagues to contact their MP ahead of the debate.
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What impact has six years of pay restraint had on you and your family?
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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.