Category list : Agenda for Change
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Pay talks have reached a point where the Department of Health and Social Care believes that nurse pay should increase but the Treasury still needs convincing that any rise in wages should be “meaningful”, the head of the Royal College of Nursing has revealed.
The health secretary has written to the chair of the NHS pay review body triggering the start of talks on wage increases for nurses and other NHS staff, alongside potential contract changes.
Northern Irish nurses at the top of their bands can expect to receive a 1% one-off payment, under a long-awaited offer from the government.
The Royal College of Nursing has called on the future government to support safe staffing levels across all healthcare settings and ensure fair pay for nurses through a national framework of terms and conditions.
The chancellor today used his Autumn Statement to warn of public sector pay restraint beyond 2015.
FTs flirt with diluting Agenda for ChangeSubscription
Foundation trusts have publicly signalled their intention to move away from nationally negotiated staff terms and conditions, which unions warn could increase “industrial disharmony”.
Trust decides against nursing pay freezeSubscription
A foundation trust that had proposed freezing increases in nurses’ pay has backed down on the plan.
DH exploring national pay increment freezeSubscription
The Department of Health is to examine introducing a national freeze in annual pay increments affecting more than a million NHS staff.
An open letter to the leaders of the NHSSubscription
When nursingtimes.net wrote about nurses being offered immunity from redundancy if they agreed to have their Agenda for Change pay increments frozen, comments from readers came flooding in.
Outer London faces nurse recruitment troubleSubscription
Renewed efforts to cut the use of agency nurses are being hampered by problems recruiting permanent staff in and around London, senior nurses have warned.