Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.
By submitting your information you agree to our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

NHS trusts warn that pay restraint is fueling staffing crisis

Comment

I have worked as a registered nurse in Australia for the last 10 years, I have been very lucky there, having had a 3% pay rise each year of the last 8 years, giving me 24% over the time that British nurses have only received 7% or less. A nurse assistant in Australia now earns more than a Registered nurse here in the UK. A RN with 8 plus years of experience can easily earn the equivalent of £49,000 per year, a nurse assistant will earn the equivalent of approximately £30,000 p.a!! I was considering a return to nurse here in the UK but I really don't think I could afford to live here on such a paltry salary. This government really needs to wake up and start respecting it's health care workers and paying them an appropriate salary, it is long overdue!

Posted date

9 August, 2017

Posted time

10:30 pm

required
required
required
required