Too few politicians understand what we do
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Too few politicians understand what we do

Mike Paynter Consultant nurse, Urgent care at Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and a member of the Emergency Nurse advisory board

Emergency nurses respond to crises every day, yet as the 1% pay cap suggests their role is widely misunderstood

At the end of January, I and a group of senior officers and RCN members attended the House of Commons to lobby MPs ahead of the parliamentary debate on lifting the 1% cap on nurses’ pay.

Emergency Nurse. 25, 5, 16-16. doi: 10.7748/en.25.5.16.s20

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