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‘SUPPORT A PAY RISE FOR NHS WORKERS’ 

I have created a generic image, in collaboration with Pixel Press studios that will be sent to NHS staff and staff rooms across the UK. This is a simple but important message of thanks and support to those who keep us safe throughout our lives.

 

At a moment when the health service is under dire threat of collapse, through underfunding and outsourcing to private companies. When those dedicated yet demoralised NHS workers are forced to accept real terms pay cuts, whilst ensuring our good health through their skills and dedication, we need to show our appreciation with a message of support.

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This is a print that we gave as gifts to ICU nurses and doctors at the height of the Covid pandemic in 2020. This was an edition of ten letterpress prints that were made at Pixel Press studio and then sent to me during lockdown, I then hand finished each one with glitter and sent them off to NHS workers.

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NHS ICU nurse, photo by Hannah Grace Deller

 

In January 2021 we decided to expand on the idea to print an open edition poster type print to be sent to NHS staff rooms and surgeries across the UK. As well as this an edition of 350 fine art prints, are to be given as a thank you to NHS workers.

The number of the edition represents the 350 roles in the NHS.

We have created an open edition print to distribute directly to individual workers, hospitals, union offices, associative bodies, meeting rooms, staff rooms, public spaces, clinics and surgeries. Everywhere that people gather.

The limited edition print, bearing the same message is to be given to publicly nominated staff as a personal thank you from all of us who use the NHS.

In addition, there is a downloadable version for the public to print out and display in their homes.

I hope that this project will highlight the important and acknowledged contribution that art makes to our physical and mental wellbeing, for practitioners, staff and patients alike. Without art in our hospitals, clinics and surgeries, to calm and inspire, where would we be?

To be a part of this work of public art you can buy a print to have and one to gift, as well as to share and show your support.

You can also use the prints to send to your local MP, stick in your window, or share on social media using our hashtag #payriseart.

We will also be supporting https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/ with a donation made from each print or piece of merchandise sold.

The nurses, midwives, cleaners, physiotherapists, healthcare assistants, dieticians, radiographers, porters, paramedics and other NHS staff all contribute in different ways to delivering NHS care to the millions of people who use it every year.

I hope you will join in and get the message out

‘SUPPORT A PAY RISE FOR NHS WORKERS’

Write to your MP or send them a poster:

Find Your MP

Download poster to display in your window

Click here to buy the prints online via PayPal

 

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