04 / 8 / 2014 11.39am
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury has written to the NHS Pay Review Bodies, confirming that they will not be asked to make recommendations on a pay award for Agenda for Change staff, or for NHS-employed doctors and dentists, for 2015/16. He states that the Government believes that the case for continued pay restraint across the public sector remains strong.
The Government will follow the same approach to national pay that was implemented in 2014.
The NHS Pay Review Body may be given a remit to consider further reform of national pay and conditions later in the year.
The Doctors’ and Dentists’ Pay Review Body may be given a remit to consider national contractual matters, subject to progress in the current negotiations on contracts for consultant doctors and for doctors in training later in the year.
DH will set out the remit for independent contractor doctors and dentists in the usual manner, in due course.
We will continue to keep you informed of developments through our NHS Workforce Bulletin and website.
Read the letter to the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body.
Read the letter to the NHS Pay Review Body.