After years of pay caps and freezes, campaigning by NHS trade unions finally paid off. In last November’s UK budget, the Chancellor announced there could be new money available for NHS pay and changes to pay structure if agreement could be reached with employers and the unions.

The proposed agreement would bring NHS in Wales’s pay scales into alignment with the improved England rates by the end of the deal.  It would get members not at the top of their pay bands to the full rate for the job more quickly. And it would be a major step in permanently embedding current low pay supplements into pay scales.

Use our pay calculator to see what the changes would mean for you.

If union members in Wales agree to support the proposed agreement, it will be put forward to be ratified by the Welsh Partnership Forum and then the NHS UK Staff Council.

Information about individual union consultation processes is available from your own union.

The Wales Partnership Forum

Unions represented at the NHS UK Staff Council are British Association of Occupational Therapists, British Dietetic Association, British Orthoptic Society, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Federation of Clinical Scientists, GMB, Managers in Partnership, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nursing, Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, Society of Radiographers, UNISON, and Unite.


Overview of the deal

A general overview of the deal.

Pay calculator

Find out how your pay will change as a result of this pay deal.

How the deal will be funded

Unsocial hours enhancement payments for

Bands 1-3