Why is a fair pay rise for nurses not seen as a critical expense?
The 1% pay offer devalues nurses – at a time when COVID-19 has proved their importance more than ever
The Westminster government’s 1% pay offer for NHS staff has been met with outrage and disbelief.
As a workforce researcher, I would say the issue is not just about the financial aspects of pay – it’s about the message it sends to nurses and the public about the extent to which NHS staff are valued.
Pandemic has exposed the danger of nurse shortages
The problem with the 1% pay rise suggested by the government needs to be understood in context.
We are not awash with nurses. In fact, before we entered the COVID-19 pandemic, the
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