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by juliejenkins juliejenkins (New Member) New Member

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tell tony blair that you deserve an inflation proofing pay rise by clicking here in the link: http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/nursespayrise/

we the undersigned petition the prime minister to increase nurses pay at the rate of inflation.

although we have just had aenda for change. the goverment see fit that, nurses should suffer in there own pay for the disaray the nhs is in. as the nhs has millions of pounds in debt to repay. hit the nurses first, but give gp pay rises instead. i feel that the goverment is tring to save money on nurses pay by only giving them a small percent payrise, although the cost of living is going up all the time which would not cover the costs.

deadline to sign up by: 11 september 2007 - signatures: 2,402

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XB9S has 22 years experience and specializes in Advanced Practice, surgery.

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Signed

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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also signed

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english_nurse specializes in renal,peritoneal dialysis, medicine.

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me toooo

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madwife2002 has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN.

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I am sorry I cant sign I dont have a UK postcode-I tried.:uhoh3:

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AZ hopeful specializes in ITU, Surg, District & School Nurse.

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signed up and used my nhs email to make it easier to circulate at work!

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english_nurse specializes in renal,peritoneal dialysis, medicine.

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cos nurses are doormats who dont go on strike?

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english_nurse specializes in renal,peritoneal dialysis, medicine.

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actually i need to rephrase

what i mean is as a collective, nurses seem to take everything thats handed to them, and because of the nature of the job would not put lives at risk by going on strike, and its almost as if we are too scared to say that we want to be paid well for the job we do

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ayla2004 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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my little theory of why nurses pay and conditions are poor compared to our knowledge and exprince and from what i've gathered this is also true outside of the UK.

we are the latgests group of healthcare professionals and we are probaly the largest group of public servant in the UK(an estimation). unlike other harlthcare workers we do not flit in and out of patients care espically bedside nursing where the pay is most poor.

so unfortunaley it takes more of us to give pt the time and attention they need. and so mcuh easiar to reward doctors, ahp with good pay.

after all teachars have classes of 35 police and fireperson fisk their lives,

mind some of what i;ve heard latey of having wards staff with just one rn and the rest AP and band 3/2 we are up therr.

i posted recently about the work to rule strike in the republic of ireland. their argument is parlty that since 2004 all nurse traing is degree only and therefre with equall acaemic standing as ot,pt, etc they want the same conditions. one comment i found on a tv or newspaper comments website was why do u need a degree to wash and turn, give a feed pills, feed and make clean etc.

the public don't seem to know what nursing entails i worked with a SHO who was unaware that if he presribed wrong that the nurses was accoutable to know this and if it was adminstered would be held accoutable for the effect.

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english_nurse specializes in renal,peritoneal dialysis, medicine.

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basically i think people dont understand that we stand between the doctor and patient, and sometimes its us that makes the difference at a critical time, eg drug administration/ spotting unwell patients etc etc

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RGN1 specializes in med/surg.

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signed - not in the NHS now but still believe in it & in the nurses working in it!!

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