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Poor nursing pay is a ‘patient safety issue’ say campaigners

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Over 60 demonstrations took place on 3 July 2021 to protest over pay. 

Figures have suggested that a band 5 nurse takes home around £5,000 less per year than they did a couple years ago due to austerity measures and a public sector pay cap. 

The protest as arranged by groups Keep Our NHS Public, Health Campaigns Together, NHS Workers Say No and NHS Staff Voices with a separate demonstration by Nurses United UK have raised concerns for patient safety, arguing that the pay issue has a direct impact on recruitment and retention of nurses.

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Source: Nursing Notes, 3 July 2021

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