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Fair pay: why we need to shout louder than ever before

If exhausted nurses leave, government plans are in tatters – so keep pushing until we’re heard

If exhausted nurses leave the profession, government plans for health and social care are in tatters – so keep pushing until we’re heard

Nursing colleagues in England and Wales showed their bitter disappointment at the government’s 3% NHS pay deal in their response to an RCN consultation earlier this month.

Patients are the reason I went into nursing. Giving them the best possible care and seeing their health improve because of what we do is what gives me the greatest pleasure.

Pay award does not come close to what nurses deserve

Every day I am reminded of the profound honour of

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