Nurses attack NHS chiefs' pay rises

Press Association
Portrait of nurse leaning on railing
Portrait of nurse leaning on railing

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%NHS bosses are being handed pay rises of more than £5,000 and bonuses of tens of thousands of pounds while front-line staff are worried about how they will pay their bills, leading nurses have said.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said pay for NHS executive directors has increased by an average of 6.1% over the last two years while nurses, midwives and health visitors have only seen a 1.6% rise in earnings.