Gareth Thomas MP outside Northwick Park Hospital
Gareth Thomas MP outside Northwick Park Hospital

New figures reveal that the 5,600 nurses and health visitors serving Northwick Park Hospital and North West London more widely currently face a real-terms pay cut thanks to the Government. NHS staff are now over £13 million worse off than they would have been 10 years ago.

At the budget it was revealed that the Conservatives are offering nurses just a 1% pay settlement – below inflation and therefore a real-terms cut, even after a year in which nurses have fought on the frontline against the Coronavirus pandemic whilst:

· Dominic Cummings received a 40% pay rise,
· Ministers spent £37bn on track and trace that hasn’t worked
· Have so far given £2bn in crony contracts to their friends and donors.

Each Nurse is on average £2,378.94 worse off – a combined £13,390,345 worse off.

Publishing the data, Labour MP for Harrow West Gareth Thomas said,

“This government’s priorities are all wrong. £2bn on crony contracts, £37bn on a test and trace system that doesn’t work, yet when it comes to rewarding our nurses in and around Harrow after a year on the frontline this Conservative government demands a pay cut. “It’s outrageous, and insulting – but it’s also not new. This is what the Conservatives choose every time. Nurses today are more than £2,000 worse off than they would be under 2010 pay. “How can it be right that in a year that Dominic Cummings drove to Barnard Castle and picked up a 40% pay rise, nurses save countless lives and get a pay cut? Ministers will have to u-turn on this – they should do it now and save an awful lot of people an awful lot of stress.”


The Conservatives have announced a 1% rise – a real terms cut – for nurses

The latest NHS workforce figures reveal there are 5600 nurses covering North West London.

Spreadsheet attached.

• Average annual basic pay of nurses and health visitors for the 12 month period to September 2010 was £29,746. In the 12 month period to September 2020 was £33,788.

• Taking into account inflation, that means a pay cut of £2,379 per year.

Dominic Cumming received a 40% pay rise in 2020

Government is now planning to spent at least £37bn on test and trace

The Conservatives have given more than £2bn in Coronavirus contracts to friends and donors

Average nurse and health visitor pay
Average nurse and health visitor pay
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