Jeremy Hunt: 1% pay rise for all NHS was 'unaffordable'

ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship has tweeted:

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Health Sec Jeremy Hunt says the Pay Review Body recommendation of 1% for all NHS staff was "unaffordable" & risked "quality of patient care"

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Unions threaten strike action in NHS staff pay rise row

Unions including the Royal College of Nursing are considering striking over 600,000 NHS staff not getting a 1% pay rise due for other public sector staff on top of their normal incremental salary increase. Ministers said the deal was a "fair balance"