I am actually thinking of moving to Canada. Mainly for a change and that if I don't do it now I never will. Unlike yourslef, it's taken me 9 years off being qualified to decide to move countries!!!
So on to nursing in the UK.
Okay the pay isn't the best, but it's not completely bad, and hopefully with proposed pay changes in the next 12 months it should get a little better.
Holidays are good, depending on how long you have been employed depends on your leave, but I remember starting out with something like 33 days holidays, inclusive of bank holidays, which works out about 6-7 weeks a year.
The NHS pension scheme is supposed to be one of the best in the country.
You get discounts from various shops, more if your in the RCN, (Royal College of Nursing -trade union).
More information can be found at the Royal College of Nursing, (http://www.rcn.org.uk/
) website and also the Nursing and Midwifery Council, (http://www.nmc-uk.org/nmc/main/splash.html
A website that might be helpful is the NHS Careers, (http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/
), it gives you information about entry requirements and working in the NHS).
Might also be work looking at two popular UK nursing journals, to see whats going on in the uk nursing world, these are Nursing Times, (http://www.nursingtimes.net/nav?page=nt
), and Nursing Standard, (http://www.nursing-standard.co.uk/
Whatever you decide, good luck!