Government must honour commitment to fully fund NHS pay rise

28 June 2018

 

The head of analysis at NHS Providers, Phillippa Hentsch, said:

“We welcomed the pay deal for staff on Agenda for Change which has since been agreed unions’ members. But we were clear that the deal must be fully funded and cover the full term of the three year agreement.

We were clear that the deal must be fully funded and cover the full term of the three year agreement.

Phillippa Hentsch    

“The government must also honour its commitment to fund this pay rise. The proposed funding mechanism could leave provider trusts millions out of pocket if it does not take account of all relevant staff.

“Trusts also face the prospect of a further cost hit, if the government decides on a pay award for doctors of more than 1%.

“Finally, we welcome that the Pay Review Body will play a role in monitoring the impact of the three year deal and whether the funding allocated to cover this is reaching the frontline.”

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