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Review of 2018: The pay deal creates fallout and nurse leaders bow out

We look back on the year’s events, from a controversial pay rise to a vote of no confidence

We look back on the year’s events, from a controversial pay rise to a vote of no confidence at the RCN


The Commons health committee publishes a review of the nursing workforce , which highlights pressures that are contributing to the shortfall of nurses, such as workload, pay, morale and lack of access to continuing professional development. Nurses recognised in the Queen’s new year’s honours list include NHS England director of nursing Hilary Garratt, who is made a CBE. In its written evidence to inform the Agenda for Change pay deal, the government promises to help tackle staff shortages by ending the 1% nursing pay cap .


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