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Nurses (Enfield)

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will express the average weekly gross wage received by nurses in the following grades at Chase Farm hospital, Enfield (a) third-year student nurse, (b) newly qualified staff nurse, (c) sister with 10 years' nursing experience and (d) tutorial staff with 10 years' nursing experience on 1 January for each of the years 1960 to 1980 (i) as a percentage of the average industrial worker's wage (ii) in real terms (taking whichever year is most convenient as the base year), and (iii) in money terms.

Information is not available in the form requested. No information regarding the pay of nursing staff in individual hospitals is held centrally, but the gross weekly pay for the grades concerned in the years 1978—September—and 1979—July—as revealed in pay surveys covering six regional health authorities in England, is set out below. Similar information is not available for earlier years.

£
1978
3rd Year Student Nurse48·05
Staff Nurse (first year)58·94
Ward Sister (Scale maximum)91·89
Tutor (Scale maximum)99·19
Senior Tutor (Scale maximum)107·02
£
1979
3rd Year Student Nurse56·88
Staff Nurse (first year)69·44
Ward Sister (Scale maximum)106·35
Tutor (Scale maximum)112·86
Senior Tutor (Scale maximum)121·22
The award by the Standing Commission on Pay Comparability has been implemented since the 1979 survey was undertaken.