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Baby Care Units: Nurses

Volume 490: debated on Monday 23 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average annual salary is of a neonatal nurse employed by the NHS in England; and if he will make a statement. (265421)

It is not possible to identify from central data the average annual salary of a neonatal nurse employed by the national health service in England. The role of a neonatal nurse can vary locally and any particular role would need to be job evaluated, based on the demands of the job. From 1 April 2009 under Agenda for Change, the terms and conditions on which neonatal nurses are employed, salaries can range from Band 5 for a newly qualified nurse (£20,710 minimum) to Band 9 for a nurse/midwife consultant higher level (£95,333 maximum).