Focus on pay

The NHS pay deal trumpeted as being the ‘biggest pay rise in a decade’ has come into effect.

However, within days of nurses in England receiving their first pay increase, RCN general secretary Janet Davies issued an apology after it emerged some staff had got less than they thought they would.

The college has now launched an independent review into the situation.

Read our series on the pay deal which also covers what is happening with staff who work outside of the NHS and in the other UK nations

Liz Truss dismisses nurses using food banks as ‘talking down’ NHS

RCN says nurses will be dismayed by the PM’s ‘dismissive response to the reality they face’

Republic of Ireland nurses to vote on strike action over pay

The Irish and Midwives Organisation to ballot members from 1 September over the 5% pay offer

Soaring inflation means nurses face ‘miserly’ pay offer – TUC

Union warns that nurses’ real pay down £5,200 compared with 2010

Pressure on ‘severely depleted’ nursing workforce cannot go on, report warns

RCN says patient and nurse safety is at risk and contributing to an unsustainable NHS

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Pay supplements touted for hard-to-recruit nursing posts

Proposed use of premiums worth up to 30% of salary dismissed by RCN as ‘sticking plaster’

Members pass vote of no confidence in RCN council

Motion calls for council to stand down over handling of England pay deal

EGM: RCN members’ views ahead of the vote

Nursing Standard speaks to members attending the meeting in Birmingham

‘Complexity of pay deal contributed to miscommunication from RCN’

Interim report on handling of England pay deal finds ‘lack of clarity’ on its implementation

NHS pay deal row: RCN announces details of no confidence vote in leadership

College says interim findings of external review will also be published shortly

Pay deal

NHS pay deal confusion: your questions answered

The 12 biggest questions on the 'misleading' pay deal answered by the RCN

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NHS pay deal: we feel misled by Unison, say member group

Unison faces a call for answers on how NHS pay deal was 'sold' to members

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NHS pay deal: RCN pledges independent review over confusion

Petition submitted to RCN amid anger over how some members say it promoted NHS pay deal

NHS pay deal: RCN general secretary issues extraordinary personal apology

NHS pay deal amounts to less than nurses were promised, says RCN

Pay rise for staff on Agenda for Change contracts outside NHS

NHS pay deal to be extended to nurses employed by arm’s-length providers

Unions to consult on NHS Wales pay deal

Deal ‘matches and in some cases goes beyond’ the one agreed in England

NHS pay in Scotland: 'the biggest rise in a decade'...

Nurses on AfC offered 9% pay increase – with reform of terms and conditions

Is this the best pay offer NHS nurses can hope for? Yes, probably

The NHS pay proposal clearly doesn’t please everyone, but it is almost certainly the best...

Is stereotyping affecting your pay?

A planned research project will investigate whether social attitudes to nursing have created...