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Letter: NMC needs to justify its expenditure

I welcome the fact that the NMC plans to cut down on the time and heartache - for nurses that it takes to process unnecessary investigations, and I see that it is hoped that this will cut costs. My colleagues and I are not hopeful of this, given the NMCs history.

An item in Nursing Standard ( see story here ) states that remuneration for the chief executive of the NMC went up by 7.7%. Why and who gave permission? Is the NMC like parliament and can vote itself an increase when it wants?

When nurses are undergoing pay restraint in the interest of pulling together and suffering increased NMC fees because of rising costs, how can our regulator justify a 7% increase in a salary?

The NMC has also put aside 570,000 for recruitment. Surely that includes

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I welcome the fact that the NMC plans to cut down on the time – and heartache - for nurses that it takes to process unnecessary investigations, and I see that it is hoped that this will cut costs. My colleagues and I are not hopeful of this, given the NMC’s history.

An item in Nursing Standard (see story here) states that remuneration for the chief executive of the NMC went up by 7.7%. Why and who gave permission? Is the NMC like parliament and can vote itself an increase when it wants? 

When nurses are undergoing ‘pay restraint’ in the interest of ‘pulling together’ and suffering increased NMC fees because ‘of rising costs’, how can our regulator justify a 7% increase in a salary?

The NMC has also put aside £570,000 for recruitment. Surely that includes more than advertising and interviews.

I do not feel the NMC itself is accountable and I am not sure that these costs are justified. 

 

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