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Acting up and rebanding: are you being paid what you deserve?

Many nurses are taking on duties beyond their job description, thanks to chronic staff shortages in the NHS – but their pay may not reflect this

Many nurses are taking on extra duties beyond their job description, thanks to chronic staff shortages in the NHS – but their pay may not reflect this

  • All too often nurses take on extra responsibilities but their pay does not reflect this, so employers get their services on the cheap
  • What nurses need to consider before agreeing to formal acting-up arrangements – issues include being left out-of-pocket through changes in work pattern, and impact on pay progression
  • Read expert advice on what to do if you believe your role should be re-evaluated, or you are being taken advantage of by routinely acting up

As a nurse, getting paid what you deserve is not

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