Review of 2018: The pay deal creates fallout and nurse leaders bow out
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Review of 2018: The pay deal creates fallout and nurse leaders bow out

Stephanie Jones-Berry Health journalist

We look back on the year’s events, and how a controversial pay rise in England led to a UK-wide vote of no confidence at the RCN


The Commons health committee publishes a review of the nursing workforce, which highlights pressures that are contributing to the shortfall of nurses, such as workload, pay, morale and lack of access to continuing professional development. Nurses recognised in the Queen’s new year’s honours list include NHS England director of nursing Hilary Garratt, who is made a CBE.

Nursing Standard. 33, 9, 8-10. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.9.8.s7

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