NHS Trusts and equal opportunities
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NHS Trusts and equal opportunities

James Buchan Senior Policy Research Analyst, Royal College of Nursing

In his regular monthly column, James Buchan examines the pay and employment opportunities offered by National Health Service Trusts

The Equal Opportunities Commission (HOC) report on women’s employment in the National Health Service was generally critical of current equal opportunities practice (1). One area in which the EOC indicated concern for the future was pay: 'The growing autonomy of NHS units to award total pay additions, and the move away from centralised pay bargaining by NHS Trusts, may exacerbate gender differentials in pay.’ (1)

Nursing Standard. 6, 12, 29-29. doi: 10.7748/ns.6.12.29.s44

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