Nursing Notes reports that in evidence submitted to the NHSPRB, the independent organisation that provides annual recommendations on the pay and conditions of NHS workers, the Government has said they expect to give staff just a 1% rise.
In contrast, health unions have been calling upon the Government to give NHS workers an immediate restorative rise of between 12.5% and 15% after over a decade of real-terms pay cuts.
The published earlier today document reads; “The government announced a pause in public sector pay rises for all workforces, with an exception for employees with basic full-time equivalent salaries of £24,000 or under and for the NHS.
“In settling the DHSC and NHS budget, the government assumed a headline pay award of 1% for NHS staff.” It goes on to explain that anything higher “would require re-prioritisation.”
Full story in Nursing Notes, 4 March 2021