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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 110246, tabled on 2 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the pay of (a) nursing and (b) other NHS staff on Agenda for Change terms.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

23 November 2020

The established mechanism for determining pay rises in the National Health Service are the independent Pay Review Bodies. For recommendations on pay for AfC staff for 2021/22, including nurses, we intend to look to the NHS Pay Review Body. We expect to issue a remit letter to the NHS Pay Review Body in the coming weeks following the conclusion of the Spending Review. The Government will carefully consider the Review Body’s recommendations when we receive them.

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