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NHS trusts warn that pay restraint is fueling staffing crisis


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