NHS Employers has today published its submission to the NHS Pay Review Body 2019/20.
Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, said: "We have now published our 2019/20 evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB), and we look forward to continuing our dialogue with the review body as implementation of the pay deal progresses.
"Some of the key messages include the fact that the workforce shortage is the toughest challenge the NHS faces, and that we are in the midst of an incredibly difficult period financially for health and social care in the UK.
"To develop a sustainable workforce with the right skills, we must prioritise long-term workforce planning and talent management. This planning must take place at a larger scale than individual organisations in order to improve the development of talent among health and care staff.
"The NHS will only continue to thrive if it is given the right resources. Equally, it must change the way some services are delivered, although this transformation also relies on investment in other public services, particularly social care.
"Given the nature of the multi-year agreement reached on pay in 2018, our evidence is focused on updating the NHS Pay Review Body on the 2018 implementation of the pay deal and we are taking the opportunity to refer to wider system developments and feedback from employers."