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02 April 2018

Volume 26 | Issue 4

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

Pay deal recognises the value of the NHS

Surely there can be no reader ignorant of the news that a pay deal for NHS staff was agreed, as the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) (2018) carefully phrased it, ‘in principle’ last month. Members of staff unions will still have to vote on whether they accept the deal, but with all but one union poised to recommend it, NHS employees on Agenda for Change contracts look set to receive an increase of 6.5–29% over the next 3 years (Campbell and Stewart, 2018).

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