Consultation dates for NHS pay offer

This page outlines timeframes for trade unions' consultations on the government's pay offer.

3 April 2023

See below dates during which Agenda for Change trade unions are carrying out member consultations on the government's 'offer in principle' for 2022/23 and 2023/24. See also links to supportive resources, including FAQs and PowerPoint slides which employers can use to communicate key information about the offer. 

As announced on 16 March 2023, Agenda for Change (AfC) trade unions (TUs) are consulting with their members on the government’s ‘offer in principle’, which includes additional pay for 2022/23 and a pay settlement for 2023/24, as well as non-pay measures to support the NHS workforce. 

Although these consultations close at different times, the union's collective position will only be confirmed once consultation outcomes are know from all AfC TUs. 

All consultation results are expected to be announced in early May 2023.

Consultations are taking place as follows:

  Consultation dates

British and Irish Orthoptic Society  24 March - 13 April 2023
British Dietetic Association   27 March - 28 April 2023
Royal College of Nursing  28 March - 14 April 2023
UNISON (also representing British Association of
Occupational Therapists) 
28 March - 14 April 2023
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 29 March - 27 April 2023
Unite 31 March - 28 April 2023 
Royal College of Midwives  3 - 25 April 2023
Royal College of Podiatry  3 - 27 April 2023 
GMB 3 - 28 April 2023
Society of Radiographers  4 - 25 April 2023 
Federation of Clinical Scientists  13 - 28 April 2023

Further resources

Further detail about the offer can be found in this slide deck and in this set of FAQs.