THE BIG QUESTION
The big question: should 'excellent' nurses be paid more than others?
Robert Francis QC has recommended that the Agenda for Change pay framework should be adapted so nurses who “demonstrate a commitment to patient care” are paid more than others.
Mr Francis’ landmark report from the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry suggested nurses should be rewarded and “incentivised” for showing the right skills, such as compassion and good care.
Mr Francis said that as well as showing a commitment to patient care nurses who also recognised the priority that dignity and respect of patients deserved could be rewarded under the existing Agenda for Change pay framework.
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