NHS staff

Fact checks including NHS staff levels and NHS pay

26 March 2021

Is there a precedent for mandatory vaccines for care home workers?

Some healthcare workers are required by their employers to have the Hepatitis B vaccine, but it's not a specific law.

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Is there a precedent for mandatory vaccines for care home workers?
25 March 2021

Here’s exactly what Nadine Dorries said on Woman’s Hour about nurses’ salaries

The health minister spoke about nurses’ husbands and partners in a discussion about pay rises, but not exactly as reported in a viral tweet.

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Here’s exactly what Nadine Dorries said on Woman’s Hour about nurses’ salaries
23 March 2021

What’s the deal with NHS pay rises?

The 0.7% funding is on top of the proposed 1% NHS pay increase, but it will only benefit a minority of staff.

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What’s the deal with NHS pay rises?
12 March 2021

Clearing up the NHS pay debate

Parliament made a commitment to raise the total NHS budget, but did not specify how that money should be spent.

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Clearing up the NHS pay debate
28 October 2020

The number of doctors working for the NHS in England has increased in the past year

Even when excluding final year students fast tracked into hospital roles due to the pandemic, the number of doctors has risen.

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The number of doctors working for the NHS in England has increased in the past year
22 July 2020

Mirror claims NHS staff work 11 hours unpaid overtime on average but it’s probably more like two hours

NHS staff survey data suggests the average respondent in 2019 worked around two hours unpaid overtime. Even this should be taken with a pinch of salt.

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Mirror claims NHS staff work 11 hours unpaid overtime on average but it’s probably more like two hours
10 July 2020

Increase in doctors and nurses does not include Covid-19 returners

Rises in the number of full-time doctors and nurses in the NHS do not include staff members who returned to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Increase in doctors and nurses does not include Covid-19 returners
20 May 2020

Nurse pay up over the past few years but down on 2010

Matt Hancock claimed nurse salaries had risen significantly in recent years. These increases don’t counterbalance falls in real terms pay over the past decade.

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Nurse pay up over the past few years but down on 2010
14 April 2020

Claim that Conservatives voted against a nurse pay rise needs some context

In 2017 the Conservatives voted against a Labour amendment aiming to end the public sector pay rise cap, before ending it themselves anyway for the next financial year.

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Claim that Conservatives voted against a nurse pay rise needs some context
5 February 2020

The Royal College of Nursing hasn’t told nurses to call women by gender-neutral terms

The Royal College of Nursing’s style guide recommended using the word “women” instead of “ladies”. This is for official RCN documentation and not advice to nurses.

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The Royal College of Nursing hasn’t told nurses to call women by gender-neutral terms

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