Scotland concludes NHS pay talks after majority agree 4% pay deal

The Scottish Government has confirmed that NHS pay talks have officially concluded after the majority of health unions agreed to a single-year rise of 4% for most workers.

Under the deal, those on pay bands of 1 to 4 would receive a flat uplift of £1,009, band 5 to 7 would receive a 4% pay increase, bands 8a to 8c would receive 2% pay increase, and bands 8d and 9 would receive a flat uplift of £800.

It comes on top of a £500 “thank-you payment” for health and care workers in recognition of their efforts during the pandemic.

Full story – Nursing Notes, 14 May 2021