Share your views on the NHS pay rise – open thread

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We want to hear from healthcare professionals and patients about what a possible increase in pay could mean

The Guardian has revealed that a pay rise for around 1 million NHS staff could be in the offing.

It reports that the government is set to offer a 6.5% increase in salary over the next three years but, in return for the £3.3bn deal, health workers must give up a day’s holiday.

The Treasury and Department of Health and Social Care plan to propose that all non-medical NHS staff in England receive a 3% increase in their salary in 2018-19 – the current rate of inflation – and then rises of 1%-2% in the following two years. Nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, ambulance staff and all other workers except doctors and dentists would benefit from the scrapping of the hated pay cap. Doctors and dentists have a separate pay review system.

What utter penny-pinching meanness from this government.

Forcing NHS staff to lose a day of annual leave for life – for a paltry 3% pay rise this year (barely matching inflation) then two years of real terms pay cuts.

When we’re short of 35,000 nurses.

This govt is quite simply taking the living piss

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