Local pay: rags to riches?

Research paper by Jane J Barker

Indexed on: 28 Feb '96Published on: 28 Feb '96Published in: Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)


Can we say we have a truly national health service when nurses are paid different rates depending on where they work? Surely to run a national service, which aims to provide the same levels of care across the country, as many factors as possible need to be kept equal. By allowing variation in the pay and conditions of the largest sector of the workforce, all kinds of inequalities in patient care delivery will be encouraged.