Get the pay you deserve this November

02 November 2023
Volume 34 · Issue 11

The cost of living crisis has become arguably the country's largest problem since the COVID-19 pandemic. No one is immune to its effects, least of all nurses, who have been subject to years of pay restraint, despite an ever growing workload and mounting inflation In July this year, the Department of Health and Social Care announced the 2023–24 pay award for GP contracts in England, with salaried GPs in England set to receive a 6% pay uplift. The RCN stated that this should be passed on in full to all salaried practice staff, including nursing staff employed by GP surgeries providing NHS services.

Nursing staff have seen this uplift delayed while the funding sources were confirmed. Since then, discussions have taken place with the British Medical Association (BMA) GP Committee in England (GPCE) about this increase in funding. The funding will be distributed through the global sum – the resources directed to practices based on an estimate of their patient workload.

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