asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average salary of each nursing grade employed by the National Health Service.
The information requested for the main nursing pay grades based on the minimum and maximum points of the 1984 pay scales is in the table. In addition to basic pay, nurses in grades up to and including senior nurse 6 and senior tutor are eligible for additional payments, mainly for working unsocial hours or overtime. The table therefore includes the estimated annual gross earnings of these staff where readily available. Pay rates for 1985 will be determined in the light of the recommendations of the review body for nursing staff, midwives, health visitors and professions allied to medicine.