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    So my relative (wishing to remain as anonymously as I can due to complicated reasons) has been working as a nurse for over 15 years. 11 years ago, in 2006, their confirmed pay was the lower scale of band 5 which was roughly £21K. It was then heightened to £25K and, as of this moment, it had been decreased back down to £21K, even after over a decade of experience. Newly qualified nurses have this salary.

    As I know, there is a range within each band where your salary lies, and will increase to the upper end of the band depending on your experience and role. So, even after 11 years of nursing since then, are they getting screwed over by their employer by not received the justified salary that reflects their experience?

    Thank you!
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    Yep, unfortunately thats how it is. You can do nights or weekends to boost your pay but without that the pay stays at the baseline 21K. It only really goes up if the nurse progresses to band 6/7 etc. and many choose not to follow this route as we prefer to stay focused on the clinical side of nursing. #scrapthecap
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    (Original post by Lydia02)
    Yep, unfortunately thats how it is. You can do nights or weekends to boost your pay but without that the pay stays at the baseline 21K. It only really goes up if the nurse progresses to band 6/7 etc. and many choose not to follow this route as we prefer to stay focused on the clinical side of nursing. #scrapthecap
    Ahh okay, thank you for your reply! However, the nurse was promised the higher end of the spectrum during their interview and upon finding out that the promised salary was not followed through, the matron of her department appealed for a higher salary. Nothing was heard back from then. Her contract also states a higher salary, which doesn’t include HCA addition which makes it well into the higher end of the band.

    Is your answer still the case with those factors included?

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    Hmmm seems fishy, I’d look at the wage slip and see if there are any tax reasons why the pay has decreased. Then I’d ask for a meeting with the ward manager to find out why- it might be a genuine mistake on their part. Best of luck getting it sorted!
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    Band 5 starts at about £22k and goes up to about £28k.
    It's expected that someone doing their job should get an increase each year.

    https://www.rcn.org.uk/employment-an...-of-employment
    where it states

    Annual pay increments

    Each Agenda for Change pay band has a number of points. If you have not reached the maximum point in your pay band, you will progress to the next point each year if your performance is satisfactory and you demonstrate the expected knowledge and skills. Your employer must have a fair appraisal system in place to assess your performance
 
 
 
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