Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced NHS staff in Wales will receive a 1% pay award with the lowest earners receiving an uplift to the Living Wage.
He says more than 7,000 of the lowest paid employees will see an uplift to £8.45 an hour, in line with the Living Wage Foundation’s Living Wage.
In addition to the Living Wage uprating, other salary increases from 1 April for 2017-18 are:
- A 1% consolidated pay increase for all Agenda for Change staff in NHS Wales;
- A 1% increase for salaried doctors and dentists;
- A 1% increase will be applied to the value of Clinical Excellence Awards;
- A 1% increase will be applied to the value of Commitment Awards;
- A 1% increase to the value of the GP trainers’ grant;
- A 1% increase for independent contractor General Medical Practitioners and General Dental Practitioners;
- A 1% salary increase for NHS Senior Executives, their first pay award since 2009.
Mr Gething has accepted recommendations on pay by both the NHS Pay Review Body and the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration.
But the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says it is 'disappointed' with the pay award.