NHS pay deals lift nurse starter wage

• The recent above-inflation pay increases for NHS nurses mean salaries of
£16,445 for newly qualified nurses.

While most nursing staff received a 3.4 per cent pay rise, the biggest
increases went to experienced staff nurses and enrolled nurses/experienced
auxiliary nurses, IDS found.

The pay awards follow recommendations by the pay review body which
identified pay progression problems as a major obstacle to retaining some
nurses.

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