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Nurses: Pay

Health written question – answered on 23rd April 2007.

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Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Labour, Scunthorpe

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the percentage increase in nurses' pay was in each year since 1997.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

holding answer 6 March 2007

The following table shows pay recommendations of the review body for nursing and other health professions for qualified nurses, the pay uplift awarded in year and the change in average qualified nurses' earnings per head. Average earnings growth differs from the basic pay uplift as a result of net pay drift and investment in pay reform.

Percentage
Main nursing and other health professional review body recommendation Pay uplift awarded Change in average qualified nurses earnings per head
1997-98 3.3 (1)3.0 -8.5
1998-99 3.8 (1)2.6 1.0
1999-2000 4.7 4.7 6.2
2000-01 3.4 3.4 4.9
2001-02 3.7 3.7 5.6
2002-03 3.6 3.6 3.8
2003-04 3.225 3.2 2.4
2004-05 3.225 3.2 6.1
2005-06 3.225 3.2 4.2
2006-07 2.5 2.5 (2)5.2
2007-08 2.5 (1)1.9 (2)4.3
(1) 1997-98, 1998-99 and 2007-08 were years where the awards were staged.

(2) 2006-07 and 2007-08 earnings growth figures are projections and are subject to change.

Note:

For 1997-98 the information was not collected.

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