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Jane Bates: false glitter of golden hellos

Golden hellos may look attractive on the surface but a good old-fashioned pay rise is a much better way to recruit and retain nurses, says Jane Bates. 
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Golden hellos may look attractive on the surface but a good old-fashioned pay rise is a much better way to recruit and retain nurses, says Jane Bates

Golden Hellos? What, nurses? Pinch me, I must be dreaming.

Employers across the country are offering financial inducements as carrots to entice nurses to work for them.

Admittedly, these ‘golden hellos’ have fewer carats than some (sorry) but at least it is an acknowledgement that we are a finite commodity, worth our weight in gold.

No more do we ask ‘how high?’ when the NHS tells us to jump. For the first time ever we can call the shots. They are in the palm of our

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