MPs to debate petitions on ‘recognising and rewarding’ nurses | Nursing Times


A parliamentary debate is scheduled to take place tomorrow in response to calls for nurses and their colleagues to be given a pay rise for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

On Thursday MPs are set to debate a series of e-petitions submitted to the government on the topic of giving health and social care professionals appropriate recognition and reward for their work.

One of the petitions in question – titled Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work – has received more than 160,000 supporters, exceeding the 100,000 signatures needed to be considered for discussion in parliament.

The debate, organised by the Petitions Committee, will also consider three other petitions focused on the immigration health surcharge for overseas health staff, citizenship for non-British staff, and parity of esteem for social care:

 

Source: MPs to debate petitions on ‘recognising and rewarding’ nurses | Nursing Times

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