NHS staff

Fact checks including NHS staff levels and NHS pay

22 December 2022

Is the NHS Pay Review Body ‘independent’?

With many NHS workers on strike, some unions have challenged the independence of its pay review body. We take a look at the facts behind some of the main claims.

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Is the NHS Pay Review Body ‘independent’?
25 November 2022

Steve Barclay’s figure for new nurses’ pay includes extra earnings

The health secretary said that a new nurse will typically earn over £31,000 a year on current pay. This is an estimate that includes extra earnings such as overtime. Basic …

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Steve Barclay’s figure for new nurses’ pay includes extra earnings
12 October 2022

NHS pay award will increase pay for nurses by 72p per hour

At Prime Minister’s Questions Labour MP Ian Lavery said nurses had been given a '72p a week pay rise'. The pay award offered to most NHS staff actually amounts to …

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NHS pay award will increase pay for nurses by 72p per hour
20 October 2021

Two doctors with same name cause Times letter confusion

A social media post incorrectly claims that a letter written to The Times was from a doctor who died in 2016.

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Two doctors with same name cause Times letter confusion
13 October 2021

Daily Mail report on GPs seeing fewer patients on Fridays needs more context

There are some important caveats to figures showing GP appointments drop off later in the week.

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Daily Mail report on GPs seeing fewer patients on Fridays needs more context
27 September 2021

Casting call for ‘hospital patients’ was for NHS recruitment advert

Some have claimed a search for extras shows something fishy is going on.

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Casting call for ‘hospital patients’ was for NHS recruitment advert
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

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