- May 21, 2020
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What's a gold plated pension? Gotta get me one of those. This post sounds like something one could read in the Daily Mail circa 1995.I have been reading all this with interest ,yes ,some nurses have had a very tough time with covid etc,but as for the pay rise and being underpaid etc ,maybe somebody could tell me where in the private sector you can get better salaries ,job security ,nine months maternity pay ,generous sick entitlement and a gold plated pension ?And of course you can apply this to teachers ,police etc .
The vast majority are band 5. Salary starts at 24k and rises to 30k after many years and lots of additional training.How much do nurses get paid
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How much do nurses get paid?
NHS pay is operated in a banding system that was introduced in 2004.
A newly-qualified nurse starts in band five and will earn £24,907 a year, or slightly more in London.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has estimated that an average NHS nurse’s pay is £33,384.
The salary ranges at each additional banding level are as follows:
The only way to get access to the higher bands is to gain further qualifications
- Band six: £31,365 – £37,890
- Band seven: £38,890 – £44,503
- Band eight: £45,753 – £87,754
- Band nine: £91,004 – £104,927
Don't get me wrong i agree they should at least get a cost of living rise minimum, before i did my homework i thought they were on less than that, i managed to raise 2 kids pay for a house feed and cloth us and have a decent life on 2 thirds of the average pay, well when i say me i mean me and the misses who was on similar wages as meThe vast majority are band 5. Salary starts at 24k and rises to 30k after many years and lots of additional training.
Nurses working at band 7 level perform a lot of the same tasks as a doctor.
Find me a band 8/9 nurse, and I'll find you some rocking horse *****.
Also the government putting pressure on the RCN to reduce number of UK nursing students a few years back didn’t help, preferring to out source the training abroad.The "shortage" of nurses has one and only one root cause. The NHS Trusts see their priorities thus:
The Health Service's actual role thus comes an ever distancing goal, not helped by the BMA's insistence that no more than an insufficient number of British Doctors are ever trained, in order to protect their members' financial interests.
- Career paths for nurses into management roles they are not equipped to perform in
- Longevity of existence long beyond any fruitful or meaningful life
- Meeting the ever changing increasingly meaningless targets set by transient politicians
- The actual health of the ever diminishing proportion of actually productive members of society
Too many nurses do no nursing. They get paid even more to add nothing.
Then why don't you tell me where you can get these sort of benefits in the private sector ?What's a gold plated pension? Gotta get me one of those. This post sounds like something one could read in the Daily Mail circa 1995.
The days of generosity within the public sector are long gone.
Not aware of this one, can you elucidate, please? I will run it past my three women, who all work in the NHS, to inform my future prejudices.Also the government putting pressure on the RCN to reduce number of UK nursing students a few years back didn’t help, preferring to out source the training abroad.
This is what needs sorting.That said, like some have mentioned care staff have had it so hard, they were underpaid anyway and deserve more too. But it's deeper than that, where do we as a society place care workers in a level of importance, do we look after our old and ill as well as we should?