Pay: Why we demand a better deal

Welcome to Nursing Matters, the brand new podcast from the Royal College of Nursing. This week, the widespread anger over the Government’s derisory 1% pay offer to the NHS. How can the profession win the pay rise it deserves? Plus, how is the vaccine rollout going on the ground? We talk to clinical co-ordinator at the Newport Mass Vaccination Centre Lou Cahill about the scale of the task and how to combat vaccine disinformation.

“Pay is a tangible reflection of the value placed on a profession”– Rachel Hollis

“We’re constantly told that ‘there’s money in the coffers’. Well I’m no economist but I know that the NHS doesn’t work like a housekeeping tin.” – Alison Leary

The vaccine roll-out feels a lot like flying a plane while the plane is still being built.” – Lou Cahill

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Presented by Rachel Hollis and Alison Leary. Audio production by Alex Rees. Assistant producer Jelena Sofronijevic. Music: ‘Snappy’ by Jonathan Boyle under licence from Nursing Matters is a Podmasters Production for the RCN. 
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