Unfair budget inflicts more pain on nurses

Anger, disbelief, outrage and dismay were all in evidence last week after chancellor George Osborne revealed that he would be inflicting five more years of pay restraint on England’s nurses. Much as we have become desensitised to such announcements, news that nursing staff and others across the public sector will only receive annual rises of 1% between now and 2020 still sent shockwaves through the profession.

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