Thank you for taking the time to write to me to raise this important issue.
I agree that we must provide our vital frontline NHS staff with fair renumeration for their efforts during this pandemic. I know that nurses in particular have worked exceptionally hard in often very difficult and distressing conditions during this outbreak.
Staff right across the NHS have played a vital role in treating so many people infected with COVID-19, as well of course as continuing to enable the treatment of all of the ordinary health conditions that have certainly not gone away over the past year. We owe them an all enormous debt of gratitude.
I am currently corresponding with Ministers to express my thoughts on the ongoing debate regarding NHS pay. I do understand the concerns that many of my constituents have on this, and I would like to see a scheme of bonuses put in place for nurses and other NHS staff who have done crucial work and put themselves at risk to save others during this time.
Thank you again for your email, I would like to assure you that I will be speaking up for nurses and other NHS staff and ensuring that your views are heard by Ministers.