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Nurses (Pay)

Volume 126: debated on Monday 1 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will set out for the various grades of nurses in the National Health Service the current salary scales inclusive of London weighting; what is the procedure for pay review; and what is the current progress with this.

The pay of nursing staff, midwives and health visitors is determined on the recommendations of the independent review body appointed by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister in 1983. The review body is currently taking oral and written evidence from the Health Departments and staff side and is expected to report in the spring.Current salary scales for nurses, including the London weighting allowances, are set out in the table.

GradeSalary scale including London Weighting1£per annum
Student nurse5,470; 5,665; 6,100.
Nursing Auxiliary5,495; 5,705; 5,915; 6,125; 6,345; 6,565; 6,785
Enrolled Nurse7,180; 7,430; 7,680; 7,930; 8,180; 8,530; 8,680
Staff Nurse8,230; 8,490; 8,750; 9,010; 9,270; 9,530.
Sister II9,930; 10,430; 10,930; 11,430; 11,930; 12430; 12,930.
Senior Nurse 711,780; 12,320; 12,860; 13,400; 13,940; 14,480
1In addition nurses receive extra payments for working unsocial hours and overtime.