Charlotte Santry is chief reporter for Nursing Times and HSJ. For Nursing Times, Charlotte covers renal, nurse education, occupational health, women's health and adult news. For HSJ her areas are regulation including CQC and Monitor, workforce, leadership including clinical leadership and productivity and efficiency.
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A second hospital trust in the north west has ripped up a sickness absence policy under which nurses were withheld pay increments, following a landmark legal ruling, Nursing Times has learnt.
The wages of some of the lowest paid nurses in the country are likely to be hit further by the government’s plans to introduce local pay bargaining, figures obtained by Nursing Times reveal.
Local pay bargaining could raise salaries in some English “hotspots” but parts of the West Midlands and Yorkshire, Strathclyde and Wales may lose out, Treasury documents suggest.
- Drop in number of NHS staff who recommend a job in the health service
- Trusts press on with pay curbs for sick leave
- Minister pressured to respond to NT story on district nurses
- Unions to consider detailed final pensions offer
- NMC strengthens opposition to HCA regulation
- Nursing forum's four themes unveiled
- Deputy CNO admits district nursing 'weakness'