Sky News Breakfast: Nurses strike as NHS faces huge funding gap



Nurses across the UK have voted to strike over pay with action expected to start before Christmas, as a new report says the NHS faces a £15bn funding gap.

Plus food banks say they’re at “breaking point” and US President Joe Biden hails “strong” results for the Democrats at the midterm elections.

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46 Comments

  1. UK nurses must study how Indian nurses work.
    They already come from a place having 6 days work per week (72 hours).
    But their monthly salary in India is only 100 pound. Also respect in India to this profession is too low.
    But in UK they have only 40 hours per week. Salary is 2000 pound.
    See the difference.
    A lot of Indian nurses saving good amount of money.
    If Rishi Sunak decide to reduce OET cut off, a lot of Indian nurses will come there.

  2. Pay nhs nurses direct and properly( hospital employed) not nusing agency then staff won't leave to join agency as they take most of the money. and those who owns and governs these agencies making huge profits

  3. I cannot listen to him stumbling on? He will do nothing for the NHS workers!" He's on the side of the tory government

  4. we need to rejoin the European union we need to get the Tory's out we need to stop supporting other countries wars

  5. Not sure of payrise, but if they could reduce the tax especially when we do extra shift that would be great. Most of us don't like to work extra days but we feel sorry for our collegue and we work over 13 hours – paid for only 11 and half hours.
    The more we work extra, the more tax is taken. So what's the use…

  6. Dialog is the best way "vmbut the nurses won't get a pay rise" hilarious.. what a waste of time this was to interview another suit who does literally NOTHING for his huge wage packet.. get rid of these prats and pay nurses instead..

  7. Full support for the nurses who should be on the salaries that the sleazy imposters in parliament fleecing the system for 12 years are on. And punishment for all the lies , duplicity, corruption, scandals from tory puppet governments who have stolen power and knowingly brought the country down to it's knees for their own interests partly directly on purpose and partly as a direct result of their incompetence which is inextricably linked to all of their filthy skullduggery. Cant believe how dumb and lacking self esteem the British public are to vote these sinister shameless narcissistic bad actors in power , im embarrassed to be British. We must be one of the most ignorant countries in europe now and that's reflected in the state of our country in comparison to those countries in every aspect.

  8. I cannot believe some people think that 27000 to 32000 PA for a graduate professional responsible for the health and lives is a reasonable wage. It takes around 4 to 5 yrs for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to reach the 32 grand a year bench mark. They come out with about £1,600 per month, how can this be right?
    No wonder they all going to Canida and Australia…

  9. Any nurse in the NHS going along with NG191 protocol is complicit in mass genocide.Kate Shemirani has all the proof.

  10. Politicians earn thousands for doing nothing.
    Footballers earn millions for kicking a ball.
    Then someone who does a really worthwhile job gets a pitiful wage?
    This world has gone mad!!

  11. If nurses are using Foodbanks, that would mean everyone earning less would also be using the Foodbanks. This is not happening. Nurses are paid well above the national average.
    NHS has a Bullying Culture that leads to people leaving.
    I KNOW THIS I HAVE BEEN ON THE RECIVING END.

  12. If they can afford to give Serco 7 million a week to house Albanian ecconomic migrants, then they can afford to run an decent NHS with respectable wages.
    MP's priorities and values are completely out of sink with our people.
    They can stop robbing Petter to Pay Paul…
    Short changing the people that we value. To pay for people we don't.

  13. They can pay footballers and boxers so much millions but what about the nurses who work so, hard. Just for kicking a ball footballer are paid so much, but when it comes to nurses, they are holding out.
    From Mr Johnson was in power, he should've made sure that nurses got a pay rise. I have heard visitors saying and I quote I could never do your job.

  14. Come give us ur Unpopular opinion.. lol, nurses got a payrise x2 and I haven't had one it's there job to care for people well done for doing ur job carnt sit round drinking tea have to work a bit hard, should we pay soldiers a payrise if deployed ummm…? 30 big ones a year 30k and ur using food banks ha don't make me laugh most probly have partners earning similar so combined income of 50k and ur using food banks either there all crack heads blowing there money or there greedy universal credit 11k a year they need food banks not 50k couples come on people

  15. It is sad that the Nurses have to do this. I will back them all the way. IT IS THE GOVERNMENT'S FAULT THAT THEY HAVE TO GO ON STRIKE. IT IS NOT THE NURSES FAULT. PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY SHOULD STAND UP AND SUPPORT THEM. Be REAL. – – IT IS THE TORIES FAULT. WE WILL NOT GET THIS COUNTRY ON its feet until they are kicked out of OFFICE.

  16. Do the tussle trust complain when they receive million in donation its only when they loose cash it gets a problem.they got 29. Somthing million in the bank

  17. Theirs 7 million a day available for NHS if government manages to grow a spine

  18. Im a Porter i earn £10:80 basic. I work all hours weekends holidays to boost that income.
    Over the last 3 years we're seen terrible things and we continued while many others stayed home and got payed.
    As far as I'm concerned we have a choice, we either pay NHS staff more or they'll walk!
    Its as simply as that

  19. I am not a conservative but this Minister comes across as polite and trying to answer the questions.

  20. The average nurses wage in the uk is £30000pa, compare that to childrens nursery practitioners working 10-12hrs per day on minimum wage in massively overcrowded rooms, who supports them, bloody hippocrites.
    How the hell are nurses using food banks, what are they spending their earnings on, they're obviously living above their means, even £25000pa is a comfortable living wage, give the flash car back to the finance company, stop buying designer clothes etc.

  21. Im a student nurse in the uk and i shall be emigrating as soon as possible when qualified. our degree is 50 weeks a year, not 42 like all the others. This is because we have to work on placements for free to get the practical experience. theres no way im earning 27k a year for all my effort, ill be on the first plane to somewhere sunny that pays what we are worth.

  22. The millions its costing to keep all these illegal immigrants, could be given to nurses who work and not illegal immigrants who have not put anything into the country just taking 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧

  23. Jeez how much did test and trace cost? But now we can’t fund a proper pay rise for nurses when we can’t even recruit them??

  24. a massive portion of the money that goes into the NHS is immediately taken out and going to the private sector. So when the NHS state they need more money what they are saying is that the NHS Budget needs to increase and the proportion of that budget needs to STAY in the NHS and not go out to 3rd party consultants, private services etc.

    Nurse: years of study (debt) and it never stops: starting Salary: £24,907.00
    MP: Mostly jobs due to connections and not skill based: Starting Salary: £84,144.00

    17% increase of £24,907.00 is £4,234.19 per year IF APPROVED but had a pay freeze between 2010 – 2017 (along with all public sector EXCEPT MP's)
    MP's had a 2.7% payrise this year: £2,212.16. Wages have increased 10 times since 2011 changing from £65,738 to £84,144.

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