Nurses say 3% pay rise offer is a kick in the teeth

Support us and go ad-free Nurses have expressed their “utter dismay” at the government’s proposed 3% pay increase. And they’ve described the offer as “a big kick in the teeth”. NHS staff claim they’re dealing with a “massive haemorrhage” of workers following the pandemic and said the proposal was insulting. Protest Hundreds of medical workers, …
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£195m on new killer robots, but a meagre 3% pay offer for nurses

Support us and go ad-free Just days after NHS workers recoiled at a meagre 3% pay offer from the government, the Tories are set to spend £195m on killer drones. After 18 months of living through a pandemic, with its terrible toll on healthcare and other frontline sectors, this is insult on top of insult. …
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Our NHS nurses just did 800,000 people proud

Support us and go ad-free On Tuesday 20 July, a group of NHS workers visited Downing Street. And on behalf of over 800,000 people, they told Boris Johnson that enough is enough over the dire state of NHS pay. Oh, and a certain former Labour leader also helped out. NHS Workers Say sign our petition …
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Coroner urges PM to hold coronavirus inquiry after ruling on pregnant nurse’s death

A coroner has called on the prime minister to press ahead with a public inquiry into the pandemic “as soon as practicable” after concluding that it’s unclear how a heavily pregnant nurse contracted coronavirus (Covid-19). Society Coroner Emma Whitting delivered a narrative conclusion at the inquest into the death of sister Mary Agyapong, 28, who …
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Matt Hancock just delivered a ‘Scrooge letter’ to nurses over their pay

Support us and go ad-free Health secretary Matt Hancock has reportedly said nurses’ pay rises will be delayed next year. It comes after an ongoing battle over the pay of these frontline staff. One union has called Hancock’s written decision a ‘Scrooge letter’. But it seems that the news is just another episode in a …
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“No End in Sight”: 9 Months into Pandemic, Nurses Are Tired, Demoralized & Still Lack Adequate PPE

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman. As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its ninth month, a new report by National Nurses United, the largest nurses’ union in the United States, finds hospitals are still failing to provide adequate PPE, personal …
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"No End in Sight": 9 Months into Pandemic, Nurses Are Tired, Demoralized & Still Lack Adequate PPE

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its ninth month, a new report by National Nurses United, the largest nurses’ union in the United States, finds hospitals are still failing to provide adequate PPE and are unprepared as the surge is expected to get worse during the flu season. Nurses also report mental health struggles related to …
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Black nurses ‘petrified’ of being sent to frontline without adequate protection

Black nurses are “petrified” they will be sent back to the frontline without adequate protection or risk assessment during the second coronavirus wave, a support organisation has said. Equality 4 Black Nurses, a nurse-led organisation which aims to eradicate racial discrimination in the NHS, also raised concerns that stresses caused by the pandemic were “bringing …
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Press release: 14,199 more NHS nurses and nursing student acceptances rise by 23%

The number of nurses in the NHS in England increased by 14,199 compared to last year, and the number of doctors has risen by 9,283,?figures published today up until the end of June show. All professionally qualified clinical staff, paramedics and support to clinical staff are now at record levels. Alongside this, the latest UCAS …
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