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Cost of living for NHS staff review (3)

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

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Photo of Onkar Sahota Onkar Sahota Labour

What evidence is being used to inform the focus of the costing of living review for nursing staff as set out in the London Health Vision? How are stakeholders being involved in the process?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

City Hall does not have any direct powers or responsibility for nurse recruitment and retention. The cost of living review has been led by Health Education England (HEE) and supported by Healthy London Partnership and discussion has taken place with representatives from HEE, NHS England and NHS Improvement, trade unions, NHS trusts and the GLA Health Team.

I understand that this review has drawn on the Royal College of Nursing’s survey, the results of which are published in their ‘Living in the Red’ report, and on publicly available data including from NHS trusts.

The review was a focused, rapid piece of work to inform the development of the London Vision and that the findings will be taken forward by the London People Board.