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20
Dec

Nurses pay rises crawl along


Nurses,midwives and health visitors saw their average basic pay rise to £30,481 in the 12 months to September, the Nursing Times reports.


Midwives have had to take a small cut in pay and school nurses received the biggest sharewith a 1.2% or £391 rise in basic pay to £32,232.

Senior managers working in the NHS enjoyed the largest increase in pay of any hospital workers with a rise of 2%, or £1,459 to £74,654, the publication said. This is smaller than the rise between 2010 and 2011 when pay jumped 2.6% or an average of £722.

Tim Straughan, chief executive of the NHS Information Centre pointed out that although the current figures are experimental, they are an attempt by the NHS “to provide new insight into the average earnings of this workforce, which of course contains a complex mix of differing grades of experience and workingpatterns”.

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