NHS pay rise 2023

NHS pay rise 2023

Permanent 5% wage increase

Nursing, midwifery, and physiotherapy personnel at the top of band five earn £2,009; workers at the top of band six earn £2,162. (paramedics, health visitors, senior occupational therapists)

Additionally, for 2023–2024, there will be a permanent 5% wage increase across all pay tiers. The wage offer, according to ministers, won't have an effect on frontline services in any way.

In addition, the government has promised to make a number of other non-pay adjustments. The NHS Long Term Workforce Plan, which the Health Secretary claims will "ensure the NHS can recruit and retain the staff it needs in the future" and look into safe staffing guidelines, will be made public.

With the objective of going into effect for 2024–2025, the government will examine developing a new pay structure that will be built specifically for every nursing professionals, taking into consideration their abilities and experience. Additionally, it promised to deal with nursing career advancement, violence and hostility at work, and streamline the procedure for the NHS pay review committee.


Newly qualified Nurses: £2,750 increase

The wage of newly qualified nurses will increase by more than £2,750 over the course of two years, from 2021 to 2022 to 2023 to 2024. Additionally, they will receive one-time payments totalling more than £1,890 this year.

The agreement will also increase the salary of the lowest paid NHS employees, bringing the compensation of everyone in bands 1 and 2 to the same level.

The government promises that this compensation offer won't have an effect on frontline services or the standard of treatment patients get.

As well as introducing measures to maintain safer staffing levels in hospitals, it would permanently suspend the pension abatement regulations that were temporarily suspended during the pandemic.


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