Bonus for NHS staff and care sector staff

Pay these vital people a bonus to recognise the incredible work they do. These people do not have a choice but to be exposed to the virus.

Why the contribution is important

Recognising our frontline workers and the amazing job they do.

by daniellemt13 on May 05, 2020 at 07:56PM

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Average rating: 4.2
Based on: 22 votes

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  • Posted by brennamiller May 05, 2020 at 20:02

    Not just a bonus, a wage rise too!
  • Posted by fionacannie May 05, 2020 at 20:09

    Fully support this
  • Posted by DrT May 05, 2020 at 20:21

    I couldn’t agree more. Our NHS and social care staff are putting their lives on the line to care for others who are infected. We all owe them. They should all be paid an additional sum for the work they do now, not just a lump sum to their survivors in the event of their death through Covid-19. They are worth more than just a round of applause on a Thursday evening.
  • Posted by davemc May 05, 2020 at 20:29

    I would give this idea five stars if it were conveyed differently. They should not get a 'bonus' in the manner of fat cat directors and chief executives . . . I suspect that many would see that as an insult. Let's have an enquiry at Scottish and UK levels about what we pay our nurses and care home staff. They do not deserve a 'bonus' - they deserve pay which reflects the importance of what they do and the high order skills which they require to do it effectively. Doctors have benefitted in recent years from vastly improved pay-scales and contracts. Now is the time for nurses and care home staff to catch up.
  • Posted by mg68 May 05, 2020 at 20:42

    As an NHS employee we've not long had a sizeable payrise over three years. We are an inefficient organisation - digital consulting technology has taken off thanks to the current crises, before this it was a hard sell to many clinicians.
  • Posted by BiggGrumperz May 06, 2020 at 08:46

    Yes, pay rise and bonus. Having worked in the NHS it could work a lot smarter and efficiently. Unfortunately there is a sizable number of clinicians who are set in their ways. If anyone is interested, read what the Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle did to turn it around.
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