Nurses in the UK

After Brexit, the change in Government, NHS seems to become a stable partner again, and nurses from outside Europe may be welcome in the UK again!

What Are The Wider Benefits Of Being An NHS Nurse?

One of the best aspects of being an NHS Nurse is the inarguably excellent benefits – which do have a meaningful impact on your overall financial circumstances.

Here are some of the best:

  • Enhanced pay for unsociable hours – between 30% and 60% above standard rate for night shifts, weekends and bank holidays
  • The NHS Pension Scheme remains one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK (it’s worth noting that employee contributions are typically higher than in the private sector, however)
  • 27 days’ holiday per year, plus bank holidays
  • Free access to occupational health and counselling support
  • Six months full pay and six months half pay for sick leaveGenerous maternity and paternity leave (well above the statutory minimum)
  • Vast and varied access to training courses and professional development – often with full support and funding from the trust you work with

For many nurses, it’s actually the benefits that seal the deal when deciding to work for the NHS.


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