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Nurses’ strike: what to say to patients and the public

Advice for nurses on how to reassure patients – and the information you need to debunk myths about gold-plated pensions and generous starting salaries

Advice for nurses on how to reassure patients – and the information you need to debunk myths about gold-plated pensions and generous starting salaries

Nurses are planning take part in their biggest strike in the 106-year history of the RCN.

The industrical action comes at a time of huge pressures on the health service and naturally patients will be concerned.

So how should nurses handle questions and what do you need to know to reassure patients?

20%

That’s the real-terms pay cut NHS nurses have seen in the past 12 years

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