Department of Health plans to halt NHS pay rises

The Department of Health has said it wants to halt NHS pay rises, prompting anger from the unions. The department wants to spent the money set aside for a 1% pay rise for staff on a modernisation of pay structures.

The department of health wants to "modernise" pay structures, instead of give staff a below inflation rise of 1%. Credit: Press Association

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Union anger at NHS pay plan

The Department of Health has said it wants to call a halt to the planned 1% pay rise for NHS staff, prompting anger from unions.