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Without action on pay and vacancies, who’ll be wearing the new national uniform?

The pay award falls far short of unions’ demands, and it won’t help to reduce staff shortages

The pay award falls far short of unions’ demands, and it won’t help to reduce staff shortages

Nurses have been casting their votes lately.

In a consultation on NHS pay that closed in September, 91% of RCN members in England who voted were of the view that the 3% award from government was ‘unacceptable’.

In another recent poll , run by NHS Supply Chain, more than 50,000 NHS England health professionals, half of whom were nurses, voted for a national uniform.

Vote on professional solidarity was an easy ‘yes’

It is easy to see the attraction of a national uniform. A standard form of dress that anyone can recognise, nationwide, gives the

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