The focus, dedication and commitment of people working in the NHS is exemplary. The independent pay review bodies provide a recommendation on the level of pay for NHS staff, doctors and dentists and the Government has accepted their recommendation in full.
This means over a million NHS staff will benefit from another pay rise this year on top of the three per cent increase they received last year when pay was frozen in the wider public sector. Staff including nurses, paramedics and midwives, will receive a pay rise of at least £1,400 with the lowest earners set to increase of up to 9.3%. Doctors and dentists will receive a 4.5% pay rise.
The NHS’s non-medical workforce, which includes nurses and paramedics, has received a cumulative pay rise of over 18% in the last five years.
In recognition of diligent service, frontline NHS staff who completed five years’ service on 6th February 2022 and who have been in paid service through an NHS ambulance trust, or who have been retained or worked in a voluntary capacity, are eligible for the Platinum Jubilee Medal.