Polegate MP Backs Calls To Scrap The Cap

Wednesday 6th September 2017

eastbourne buzz news - Maria Caulfield Rcn

Polegate MP, Maria Caulfield and the Royal College of Nursing are to hold their Scrap the Cap event in Parliament today (6 September).

The event, which is sponsored by the Conservative MP, is to give the Royal College of Nursing the opportunity to lobby Parliamentarians from across the House of Commons and Lords about the need for the public sector pay cap for nurses to be scrapped following years of pay freezes and a 1% cap.

Ms Caulfield was a full time NHS cancer nurse until her first election to Parliament in 2015, and still finds time to work at the Royal Marsden specialist cancer care unit during recess and time away from Westminster. This means Maria is perfectly placed to help put across the concerns of NHS nurses.

Maria said, “Having worked as a full time nurse under the pay freeze before my first election, I know the pressures that many nurses are facing in the NHS. I have met with the Royal College of Nursing and am delighted to be able to give them a chance to put their views across to other Parliamentarians.

“I would urge people to contact their MPs in these last few days to encourage them to attend the event.”

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