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When will the magic money tree bear fruit for nurses?

The new government shows little sign of addressing nursing concerns such as shortstaffing
Will the 'magic money tree' bear fruit for NHS nurses?

The new government shows little sign of addressing nursing concerns such as shortstaffing, patient safety and unpaid overtime

Remember the ‘magic money tree’? In 2017, then prime minister Theresa May used it, or rather its absence, as a fiscal excuse. No magic money tree, no funded pay increase for NHS nurses.

We now have a new government and new prime minister Boris Johnson, but little sign of a more responsive approach to nursing concerns.

Funding, safe nurse staffing and patient safety have not figured in the rhetoric or action of the new government, which has other, Brexit-related priorities.

NHS continues to rely on the goodwill of nurses

In its 2019 report , published in July, the NHS Pay

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