§ Mrs. Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much is earned by(a) staff nurses and (b) ward sisters (i) exclusive of and (ii) inclusive of allowances; and if she will provide a breakdown by nursing grade.
§ Mr. Malone
The information is shown in the table.
Pay of nursing staff in the pay scale grades D to G at the maximum of the scale as of 1 April 1994 Grade Basic £ Estimated average earning £ Clinical grade D (basic staff nurse) 12,950 15,240 Clinical grade E (staff nurse advanced skills) 15,000 17,700 Clinical grade F (basic ward sister) 17,600 20,230 Clinical grade G (sister with continuing responsibility for a ward) 19,600 21,380
(1) The estimated average earnings takes account of all allowances, including additional payments for unsocial hours and overtime. London payments are not included.
(2) Nursing staff working in inner London earn up to an additional £2,605 per year.