Pay review bodies recommend 1 per cent uplift for NHS staff


08 / 3 / 2016 9.52am

The government has accepted recommendations from the independent pay review bodies that all NHS staff groups be awarded a 1 per cent consolidated pay increase with effect from April 2016. These recommendations are in line with the government's public sector pay policy. 

Agenda for Change staff

  • 1 per cent increase to all pay points from 1 April 2016 and 1 per cent increase to the high cost area supplement minimum and maximum payments.

Doctors and dentists

  • For 2016-17, a base increase of 1 per cent to national salary scales for directly employed doctors and dentists in the UK.
  • Maximum and minimum of the salary range for salaried general medical practitioners (GMPs) increased by 1 per cent for 2016-17.
  • Doctors who in 2015-16 received a 2 per cent non-consolidated payment, and who have not since moved to a new pay scale point, should in 2016-17 receive a non-consolidated payment equivalent to 1 per cent of basic earnings.
  • Clinical Excellence Award, discretionary points, distinction awards and commitment awards - increase in line with main pay recommendations of 1 per cent for 2016-17.
  • An increase in pay net of expenses of 1 per cent for 2016-17 for independent contractor GMPs.
  • An increase in pay net of expenses of 1 per cent for 2016-17 for independent contractor general dental practitioners (GDPs).
  • GMP trainers grant should be increased by 1 per cent in line with main pay recommendations for GMPs.
  • GMP appraisers should remain at £500.
Responding to the recommendation, our chief executive Danny Mortimer said: "Employers in the NHS will welcome the acceptance by the government of the clear recommendations of the NHS Pay Review Bodies.  At the same time, they recognise that the continued restraint of pay increases across the public sector is of concern to their staff and also restricts the ability to agree reform of non-medical contracts with staff representatives."

Next steps

You can now view the full reports and recommendations from the pay review bodies on the website. 

Access the doctors' and dentists' report.

Access the Agenda for Change report

NHS Employers will now consider the detailed information in the review body reports and we will issue pay circulars with new pay scales to implement these as soon as possible. 

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