McMillan Welcomes Pay Rise for NHS Staff

Stuart McMillan MSP (SNP) has today welcomed the news that NHS staff will receive a pay rise. The NHS Pay Review Body has today made their independence recommendation for a 1 per cent fully consolidated pay rise for NHS Agenda for Change staff – a recommendation that has been accepted in full by the Scottish Government.

This will mean that once again NHS Scotland Agenda for Change staff will receive a better pay increase than their counterparts in England or Wales. Staff earning under £21,000 will also receive an additional pay rise to increase their pay by at least £300.

Meanwhile the Doctors and Dentist Remuneration Body has also recommended a 1 per cent pay rise for hospital doctors and dentists which has also been accepted by the Scottish Government.

Mr. McMillan said:

“The First Minister’s announcement that NHS staff will receive the recommended pay rise in full is fantastic news and is an important recognition of the incredible efforts that NHS staff go to on our behalf.

“The SNP Government’s determination to deliver for NHS staff stands in stark contrast to the situation south of the border. While the recommended pay rise is a modest one, it will mean that once again NHS staff in Scotland are receiving a better deal than their counterparts in England under the Tories and LibDems or Labour-run Wales.

“Our determination to support NHS staff in Scotland is a key factor in why the SNP are trusted more than any other party when it comes to protecting our NHS.

“We will always stand up for what’s best for Scotland’s NHS and the hard-working staff who go to incredible efforts on our behalf.”

Scottish Government release – http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/NHS-Scotland-pay-rise-1735.aspx

Agenda for Change staff (band 1 – 7) in Scotland will be between £120 and £496 better off than their counterparts in England.

Agenda for Change staff (band 1 – 7) in Scotland will be between up to £526 better off than their counterparts in Wales.

Qualified nurses (band 5-7, excluding management grades) in Scotland will be between £120 to £496 than their counterpart in England, and £125 to £410 better off than their counterparts in Wales.

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