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Nursing in Practice launches survey on practice nurse pay



Nursing in Practice is conducting a short survey to learn more about practice nurse pay, terms and conditions.

Practice nurses can share details on their maternity pay, sick pay, bonuses and their hourly pay, as well as their thoughts and opinions on whether nationally standardised contracts should be introduced for GPNs.

The survey runs until Friday 3 September. It should only take five minutes to complete.

Nursing in Practice editor Emily Twinch said: ‘Nurse pay hit the headlines in July when the Government awarded NHS staff on Agenda for Change contracts a 3% rise. But, of course, this will not affect general practices nurses who are paid directly by their employers and not the health service.’

‘Our survey aims to find out what rates of pay general practice nurses are on, how they vary across the country and how they compare with the Agenda for Change salaries’.

In June, the former RCN independent sector strategy programme lead told Nursing in Practice pay, terms and conditions for nurses working outside the NHS is a ‘priority’ for the RCN council, and ‘crucial’ to addressing disparities within the independent sector.

And in January, a landmark QNI survey found practice nurses feel ‘let down’ over pay and working conditions, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nursing in Practice also revealed in October last year that some GPNs have said they feel ‘undervalued’ after not receiving full pay when self-isolating because of Covid-19.

Practice nurse Zara Head gave tips for practice nurses to negotiate a pay rise in her how-to guide.

Fill the survey in here.