Tell the UK Government you demand Fair Pay For Nursing

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On 21 July, the UK government announced that NHS staff in England and Wales will be given a 3% pay rise for 2021-22.

With inflation expected to hit 3.7% this year, this pay 'rise' is effectively another pay cut. Ministers had a choice - and with this pay deal they've shown they do not value hardworking nursing staff.

This is another bitter blow for the profession. At a time when many experienced nurses are burnt out, exhausted and considering leaving the career they love, the link between low pay, staff shortages and patient safety becomes even more stark. 

Funding our health and care system is a political choice. After years of inadequate support for the largest health and social care workforce, the UK government must take immediate action and fully fund a substantial pay rise for nursing. 

Please sign our petition to tell the Prime Minister Boris Johnson why we demand fair pay for nursing.

Dear Prime Minister,

There are tens of thousands of vacant nursing posts in the NHS and independent health and social care sectors in the UK.  

Nursing staff are working harder than ever before in highly skilled, complex, responsible roles. Yet their pay does not reflect the essential work they do.  

Many are now worse off than they were 10 years ago and are considering leaving the profession.  

Fair pay for nursing is about making sure that a safety-critical profession can reach safe staffing levels, to provide safe and effective care for all people of the United Kingdom.  

We, the undersigned, demand an immediate and significant pay rise for nursing.

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