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NHS V. PRIVATE SECTOR
PAY RATE COMPARISON

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NHS PAY RATES 2001

SUMMARY

The National Health Service is by far and away the biggest employer of nurses in the UK. Private sector pay rates therefore tend to be set close to the NHS norm. This holds true for private hospitals, private nursing homes and for most nursing agencies too. The important NHS pay figures for most comparison purposes with the private sector can be summarised as follows.

Annual Weekly Hourly Nights Sundays RGN, Registered Nurse, outside London
15,445 297 7.92 10.30 12.67 Minimum payrate, new starter at Grade D
17,055 328 8.75 11.37 13.99 General wards, after 3 years at Grade D
19,935 383 10.22 13.29 16.36 Most specialists, after 5 years at Grade E
22,440 416 11.51 14.96 18.41 Most midwives, after 5 years at Grade F
26,290 506 13.48 17.53 21.57 Unit managers, 'in-charge', most Grade G

By convention, we have divided the annual NHS nursing salaries shown above by 52 to arrive at weekly earnings, and we have divided weekly earnings by 37.5 to arrive at hourly rates of pay. 30% added for night work and Saturdays, and 60% for Sundays. Enhanced rates for specialists with extra experience and/or qualifications in A&E, ITU etc., and for 'in-charge' responsibilities. London weighting and allowances are worth another 15% or so on top.

You would expect extra payments on top of the hourly rates above, for sheer inconvenience and for being prepared to turn out for work at the last moment, if you're working on an agency basis, and another 10% on top again to cover you for holidays and time off sick.

YOUR HANDY NURSING AGENCY PAYRATE COMPARISON


GENERAL RGNs Hourly Nights Sundays HOW ABOUT YOUR HOLIDAY PAY?

THORNBURY 15.50 18.50 21.00 Please add on top +10.5% holiday pay
Every hour, every payslip! No waiting!

NHS 2001 PAY 8.75 11.37 13.99 NHS nurses get 5 weeks paid hols p.a.
Thornbury's + 10.5% gives you same!

YOUR AGENCY Paid hols still to be added, or what?
How many weeks? And will you wait?

 


SPECIALIST RGNs Hourly Nights Sundays HOW ABOUT YOUR HOLIDAY PAY?

THORNBURY 19.00 24.00 26.50 Please add on top +10.5% holiday pay
Every hour, every payslip! No waiting!

NHS 2001 PAY 10.22 13.29 16.36 NHS nurses get 5 weeks paid hols p.a.
Thornbury's + 10.5% gives you same!

YOUR AGENCY Paid hols still to be added, or what?
How many weeks? And will you wait?

 

HANDY LINKS TO NURSING AGENCY PAY RATES

General RGNs, specialists too, and London theatre nurses, print this page, enter your employer's pay rates in the forms above, and see how they compare! Handy links to nursing agency pay rates:

Thornbury Nursing Services (Throughout England and Wales)
Scottish Nursing Guild (Throughout Scotland) | Thornbury Theatres (London)
BNA (Cardiff) | BNA (Edinburgh) | BNA (Leeds)
BNA (Lothian University Hospital NHS Trust) | BNA (Stirling)
BNA - UBHT Pay Rates (Bristol) | BNA - UBHT Charge Rates (Bristol)
BNA (Yeovil) | BNA (York) | BNA - Medico (Bristol) | BNA - Medico (UBHT) | BNA - Medico (NBNT)
BUPA (Glasgow) | Caledonian Community Care (Fife & Edinburgh) | Care Management (Glasgow)
Elite Nursing Services (Bristol) | Elite Nursing Services - NHS Professionlas (Bristol)
Gill's Nursing Services (Bristol)
| Kerr's (Glasgow)
LPNS (University Hospital of Wales)
| Mayfair Specialist Nurses (Bristol) | NHS Professionals - UBHT (Bristol)
Nursekall (London) | Nursewise (Tayside) | Pioneer (Cardiff)
Premiere (Bristol) | Principal Locums (London) | Quality Locums (Hertfordshire)
Staffing Enterprise (Middlesex)
| ScotNursing (Glasgow) | Welbeck Care Ltd (London)





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