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RCN reveals South West nursing fall and steps up pay campaign


Without decrying the role of managers, it is the staff who treat patients who are actually delivering the care (including other necessary staff like ward cleaners, etc). Here is an idea. Perhaps the total pay within something like a large trust hospital for all of the 'managers' who are above 'ward level', should have a maximum limit set as a multiplier of the pay of 'the staff involved directly with the patients'. Perhaps 'managers' would be allowed to earn, as a group, no more than (say) 15% of the pay that the nurses/doctors/HCAs/cleaners/porters etc earned as a group ? This is a dreamworld and it won't happen - but to me, it would make perfect sense ! It would also stop managers from growing their own ranks, and paying themselves 'performance bonuses', if they were at the same time reducing the numbers of nurses and doctors, etc.

Posted date

11 September, 2012

Posted time

12:26 pm