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Readers' panel: Should trusts offer nurses the chance to opt out of the NHS pension?

A Hertfordshire trust is offering band 5 and 6 nurse recruits the option of staying outside the NHS pension scheme. The trust says this could result in a 12.5% salary ‘rise’, but the plans have been criticised by unions, with RCN general secretary Janet Davies saying it is asking nurses to ‘neglect their futures’. Here, Nursing Standard readers panellists have their say. 

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