16 Mar 2023

NHS Strikes: Five per cent pay rise offered to some staff

Health and Social Care Editor

Just over three weeks ago the Department of Health was saying that any pay award above three and a half per cent was unaffordable.

Now they’ve offered staff in England five per cent next year, and a one-off payment of more than £1,600 to top up last year’s pay award.

But with no detail on where the extra money will come from, one think tank predicted the NHS could need a further Treasury bailout – even before the ink on the chancellor’s spending plans was dry.