Poll finds majority of the public think NHS workers deserve more than 1%

A survey has found that two-thirds of the public believe NHS workers should get a rise of more than 1%. Health unions have been calling for a pay rise of between 12.5% and 15% since last year.

The survey by Savanta ComRes on behalf of the UK’s 14 health unions of more than 2,000 people shows a majority of the public (60%) think the 1% rise proposed by the government for NHS workers in England is too low.

The findings also highlight how two-thirds of people (66%) would support the government making additional resources available for a pay rise for NHS staff.

Full story in Nursing Notes, 4 May 2021