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Department of Health confirms 1% pay rise for NHS staff


What would you say to your daughter or granddaughter who was considering entering the nursing profession. I would say 'before you do, think carefully about your best friend who will also be going to uni and will also be incurring a large debt. However she may be out enjoying uni life while you struggle to study and work long shifts on the wards. She will be out having fun while you try to come to terms with witnessing human nature at its lowest. You will have to cope with blood, vomit and human waste, offer comfort to those in pain and distress. And at the end you will both find a job to use the skills and knowledge gained. She will earn a good wage, and have a comfortable social life, you will not earn a good wage and only have a social life when you can fit your shifts in with your friends or loved ones.' I would also mention the enormous level of responsibility she would have to shoulder almost immediately on qualifying and the chance of being treated very badly by the media, the government and often by the patients and visitors too.

Posted date

8 March, 2016

Posted time

6:45 pm