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  • Kenneth Gibson MSP

SNP Government offers Record Pay Deal for NHS Staff


All NHS staff are set to receive a record pay rise of £2,205 - an average 7% pay uplift - to help tackle the cost of living crisis and retain staff during the tougher winter months. This is the largest pay offer given to NHS Scotland Agenda for Change staff since devolution and will mean NHS workers in Scotland remain the best paid in the UK. If accepted, the offer will be backdated to 01 April 2022, and should be added to pay cheques in time for Christmas. This increased offer, which amounts to £480 million in total, will benefit more than 160,000 employees including nurses, paramedics, allied health professionals and healthcare support staff. The offer will give the lowest paid a rise of more than 11%, with qualified nursing staff receiving up to 8.45%. It will make a significant difference helping the lowest paid NHS staff through the cost of living crisis. Kenneth Gibson MSP said: “This has been another exceptionally challenging year for NHS Ayrshire & Arran and other health services and a difficult winter lies ahead. “The SNP Government recognises the service and dedication of our healthcare and support staff with this pay offer. “This improved pay offer – which is the largest of its kind since devolution - reflects their hard work and will go a long way to help them through the cost of living crisis.” ENDS

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