Why referring to nurses’ pay bands has had its day
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Why referring to nurses’ pay bands has had its day

Jane Coomber Former nurse adviser, London NHS trust

Hierarchical blindness undervalues staff and will not be needed in the post-pandemic workplace

In a recent Twitter discussion @DrHayeLo posed this question: ‘Does anyone else who works in the NHS hate it when people refer to others by banding – “This is Lorraine, she’s the band X”?’ This made me think: in the ‘new normal’ of post-pandemic healthcare, should those we work with be defined by their banding?

Nursing Management. 27, 4, 12-12. doi: 10.7748/nm.27.4.12.s9

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