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Local pay rates could mean regional hospitals suffer

13th April 2012

The Department of Health has warned that hospitals in some of the poorer parts of England could struggle to keep crucial staff if moves to bring in local pay rates are introduced too quickly.

While department officials have backed the plan favoured by the Chancellor George Osborne to align pay with the local cost of living for some NHS staff, they have told the NHS Pay Review Body that the move could present problems for recruiting and retaining staff in certain areas.

 

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