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The cost of living for nurses in London (3)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th March 2020.

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Photo of Siân Berry Siân Berry Green

What engagement with nursing staff, employers and health unions is being conducted as part of the review on the impact of the cost of living for nurses committed to in the Our Vision for London NHS plan?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

City Hall does not have any direct powers or responsibility for nurse recruitment and retention. This review has been led by the Capital Nurse Team at Health Education England (HEE) and overseen by the London Workforce Board.

The review of the impact of the cost of living has been led by the Capital Nurse Team at Health Education England (HEE). I understand that they have engaged with a wide range of staff and employer organisations including NHS Employers, NHS trusts Royal College of Nursing and Unison. I will ask Sir David Sloman, Regional Director, NHS England and NHS Improvement to update me on the work at our next quarterly meeting.