Nursing is the largest safety-critical profession in health care, playing a vital role in patient safety.

Despite this, nursing remains understaffed and undervalued. After years of underinvestment the government must act urgently to protect patient care by protecting the profession.

The campaign aims to secure a pay increase that is 5% higher than the cost of living. Funding our health and care system is a political choice. The government should make the right choice now.

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“This pay award is yet another sign that the government does not value or prioritise the nursing profession. We have consistently warned that to recruit and retain highly skilled nursing staff they must be paid fairly. To ignore these warnings again is to ignore patient safety and the health of this nation. ”

RCN testimonial Graham Revie  Chair of the RCN Trade Union Committee
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This is how we have been campaigning with our members to secure an early and significant pay rise for nursing staff.

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