21 Feb 2023

Nurses in England to pause strike action ahead of ‘intensive’ government talks

Health and Social Care Editor

In the last few hours, nurses have agreed to pause next week’s 48-hour strike in England and re-start talks with the government.

Issuing a joint statement, the Royal College of Nursing and the government said both sides had agreed to enter “intensive negotiations” – meaning what was due to be the largest walkout so far in the current NHS pay dispute has been averted for now.