Thank you for contacting me about NHS pay levels.
Over one million NHS staff continue to benefit from multi-year pay deals agreed with trade unions, which have delivered a pay rise of over 12 per cent for newly qualified nurses and will increase junior doctors’ pay scales by 8.2 per cent.
Independent pay review bodies will report in late spring and the Government will consider their recommendations carefully when they are received.
Pay rises in the rest of the public sector will be paused this year due to the challenging economic environment, but we will continue to provide pay rises for NHS workers, on top of a £513 million investment in professional development and increased recruitment.
I have strongly supported the immense efforts of all the people who work in our NHS as we face up to the challenges of a global pandemic, and agree that these negotiations are an important matter for many people in my constituency.
Thank you for sharing your views.