The Royal College of Nurses is demanding an improved pay offer after generous deal with consultants

Rishi Sunak has been warned he faces the prospect of more strike action in the new year unless the government “corrects” a decision to hand nurses one of the lowest pay rises in the public sector.

Nursing leaders said it was an “absolute disgrace” that their members had not been prioritised in the last year, adding that they would consider reballoting members over strikes if necessary once they had guided the NHS through winter. The warning follows a pay deal for NHS consultants that came on top of rise that was already larger than that offered to nurses.

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