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TWITTER DEBATE

We asked: 'How do you feel about the rejection of the 1% payrise for NHS workers?'

  • 4 Comments

With the government rejecting an independent recommendation for a 1% NHS payrise, we asked student nurses on twitter for their reaction.

  • 4 Comments

Readers' comments (4)

  • Obviously, Mr Cameron and his government have conflated the need for increments to reflect the development of skills and understanding (as per AfC and assessed annually) with pay increases to ensure that incomes reflect increases in living costs. Nursing is a profession and as such requires constant professional development to ensure good care. Mr Cameron, do you understand this? A pay increase would merely help us to provide for our families and ourselves, something we are finding increasingly difficult considering our pay has dropped in real terms. Again, Mr Cameron, do you understand this? A simple, yes/no answer is required. Therefore, where is your 'humanity' and 'rational thinking' that you often point out as lacking in others!

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  • Obviously, Mr Cameron and his government have conflated the need for increments to reflect the development of skills and understanding (as per AfC and assessed annually) with pay increases to ensure that incomes reflect increases in living costs. Nursing is a profession and as such requires constant professional development to ensure good care. Mr Cameron, do you understand this? A pay increase would merely help us to provide for our families and ourselves, something we are finding increasingly difficult considering our pay has dropped in real terms. Again, Mr Cameron, do you understand this? A simple, yes/no answer is required. Therefore, where is your 'humanity' and 'rational thinking' that you often point out as lacking in others!

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  • I know this will probably annoy some, but I really don't see what the fuss is all about!
    I've been in the working world for the last sixteen years, all full time, and in healthcare for the last five. On many occasions I would work over 100 hours a week, but have never earned over £16k a year. So I think that even the starting wage for nursing is pretty good.
    I'm not doing nursing for the money.. for me it's all about the care and doing something worthwhile, But when I do qualify, I'll be earning more than I know what to do with.
    There are bigger problems in the world than not being able to have your all inclusive holiday to saint tropes every year

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  • The govt treats nurses like this because they have always got away with it.
    Nurses are regarded as weak as they cant or wont strike.
    If nurses did strike all over the country there would be big changes fast !!
    You get in this life what you are prepared to accept , the ball is in the court of nurses but nurses dont realise it yet.

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