NHS nurses picket outside StThomas’ Hospital in London. Photo: EPA-EFE
NHS nurses picket outside StThomas’ Hospital in London. Photo: EPA-EFE
Britain

British nurses begin first ever strike as pay dispute deepens in ‘tragic day’ for NHS

  • An estimated 100,000 nurses at 76 hospitals and health centres take part in the strike as 70,000 appointments, procedures and surgeries are cancelled
  • Nurses want a 19 per cent pay rise, arguing they have suffered a decade of real-terms cuts, and that staff shortages mean unsafe care for patients

NHS nurses picket outside StThomas’ Hospital in London. Photo: EPA-EFE
NHS nurses picket outside StThomas’ Hospital in London. Photo: EPA-EFE
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