Team Lopez – The government has announced a 3% pay rise for NHS staff, after committing to providing a pay uplift in recognition of their extraordinary work and the impact of the pandemic.
Our frontline NHS workers have played a vital and unique role throughout the pandemic – and it is right that the government recognises their contribution, despite the wider public sector pay pause.
The government is accepting in full the independent pay review bodies’ recommendations to give a 3% pay rise, a real terms pay increase, to over 1 million of our NHS staff. This includes nurses, paramedics, consultants, dentists, and salaried GPs.
This 3% rise will be backdated to April 2021 after the Government accepted the recommendations of the independent NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) and the Review Body for Doctors’ and Dentists’ Renumeration (DDRB). These independent bodies considered a range of evidence from organisations including the government, the NHS and trade unions in order to reach their recommendations.
For the average nurse, this will mean an additional £1,000 a year, while many porters and cleaners will receive around £540.
For all information, please see the press release issued by the Department for Health and Social Care here – NHS staff to receive 3% pay rise - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)