asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much nurses pay has increased in real terms (a) between the implementation of the Halsbury award in 1974 and May 1979, (h) since May 1979 and (c) since the establishment of the pay review body in 1984.
[pursuant to his reply, 26 March 1987, c. 260]: The information is as follows:—
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what the gross pay of stair nurses and ward sisters was in (a) 1974 after the implementation of the Halsbury award (b) May 1979, (c) in 1984 prior to the establishment of the pay review body and (d) following the 1986 pay award.
[pursuant to his reply, 26 March 1987, c. 260]: Information in the form requested is not available. The basic salary scales for staff nurses and ward sisters at the dates requested are given in the following table. Staff in these grades are eligible for additional payments mainly for working overtime and unsocial hours. Currently average earnings (excluding London weighting) of full-time staff nurses and ward sisters are estimated to be about 17 per cent. and 14 per cent. respectively greater than basic pay.
|Basic Salary Scales as at:—|
|Grade||May 1974 (a) £||May 1979 (b) £||May 1984 (c) £||May 1986 (d) £|
|(Nursing Sister II)|
(a) consultants, (b) house officers and (c) general practitioners, has increased in real terms (i) between February 1974 and May 1979 and (ii) since May 1979.
[pursuant to his reply, 26 March 1987, c. 260]: Based on the rates of pay effective on the dates specified, the changes in doctors' pay in real terms were:—
|February 1974 to May 1979 per cent.||May 1979 to March 1987 per cent.|
|General Practitioner (intended net remuneration)||-10·5||+17·0|
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the present pay scales for National Health Service nursing officers, ward sisters and radiographers.
[pursuant to his reply, 27 March 1087. c. 305]: The current basic salary scales for senior nurses 6–8, ward sisters and radiographers are given in the following table.
|Salary scales as from 1 July 1986|
|Minimum £||Maximum £|
|Nursing Sister II||8,070||10,800|
|1 Senior Nurses in pay grades 6–8 equivalent to obsolete grades of Senior Nursing Officer and Nursing Officer.|