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Nurses: Pay

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average salary is of a (a) band 5 nurse working on a cancer ward and (b) cancer clinical nurse specialist; and how much it cost on average to train a nurse from band 5 to clinical nurse specialist level in the latest period for which figures are available. (178715)

It is not possible to identify from central data the average salary of a band 5 nurse working on a cancer ward, however the band 5 salary ranges from £19,683 to £25,424. The role of a cancer clinical nurse specialist can vary locally and any particular role would need to be job evaluated, based on the demands of the job. It could range from bands 6 to possibly 8a with salary ranges from £23,458 to £43,335. Similarly, on average training costs it is not possible to provide a figure as the skill levels of these posts can vary and therefore training varies.