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Scottish practice nurses must also get 1% pay rise, says RCN

Practice nurses in should be awarded the 1% pay rise that NHS staff in Scotland are receiving, according to the Royal College of Nursing.

The college was responding to an announcement by the Scottish Government that GP practices are being provided with £6m so that GPs receive a 1% pay rise in line with the rest of NHS Scotland staff.

I expect GPs to use the additional funding provided to them to pass on the 1% pay rise to all of their employees”

Norman Provan

On 14 March, the Scottish government said staff would get the blanket 1% pay rise that was recommended by the NHS Pay Review Body but rejected by the government in England.

Norman Provan, associate director of RCN Scotland, said: “Practice nurses play an ever increasing role in GP practices and in ensuring timely access to health services.

“So I expect GPs, as contract holders and responsible employers, to use the additional funding provided to them by the Scottish government to pass on the 1% pay rise to all of their employees, including practice nurses,” he said.

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