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Pay rise would ‘reassure undervalued staff’

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Pay rise would ‘reassure undervalued staff’ Pay rise would ‘reassure undervalued staff’

An immediate increase to pay for NHS nurses and other staff would encourage them to stay in the NHS, a joint letter signed by leading health unions has stated.

The letter coincides with the results of a poll published by the UK’s 14 health unions showing a majority of the public (53%) think the government should bring forward a wage increase for all NHS staff. The results of the poll of more than 2,000 people also highlight how the majority of people (86%) back some level of pay rise, with 40% supporting a significant increase.

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