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Acting up pay for nurses: should you be getting more money?

If you are taking on additional responsibilities or covering a role that is not your normal one, you may be entitled to extra pay. Here is what you need to know

If you are taking on additional responsibilities or covering a role that is not your normal one, you may be entitled to extra pay. Here is what you need to know

Nurses are employed to do a specific job or work in return for a set level of pay.

It would therefore be reasonable for your pay to increase if you act above and beyond your normal duties – and the law is all about reasonableness.

Am I legally entitled to acting up pay?

There are two aspects to your work duties and the pay you receive in return.

The first is your contract of employment and the second is any nationally agreed conditions and

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