Unions including Unison and the RCN have joined forces to call for talks to be reopened over the 7.99% three-year pay deal for nurses.
They have produced joint evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body to argue for further talks with the government to improve the deal.
Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive & General Secretary of the RCN, said: 'The current economic crisis is compounded by the fact that we have an ageing NHS workforce and increasing numbers of students dropping out of their courses. All this points to a recruitment and retention crisis right around the corner.'
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