NHS pay award for medical and dental staff

SIDE NHS pay award for medical and dental staff.jpgNHSScotland has announced a pay award of 2.5% backdated to 1 April 2019 for medical and dental staff, general medical practitioners and general dental practitioners.

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said, “It’s the continued hard work and dedication of staff which makes our NHS the treasured institution it is and this uplift demonstrates that we fully value all our staff and the important contribution they make.

“It’s crucial we continue to not only recruit and build our future NHS workforce, but also retain expertise. This announcement means junior doctors working on typical rotas in Scotland can be up to £6,000 a year better off than their English equivalents, and our specialty doctors, associate specialist doctors and consultants will remain the best paid in the UK.

“This will help ensure that NHS Scotland remains an attractive employment option for medical and dental staff.”

The 2.5% pay uplift is to be included in September 2019 salaries for NHS medical and dental staff with backdated payments to 1 April 2019 to follow as soon as possible.

High earning salaried medical and dental staff who earn £80,000 and above will receive the same percentage increase in pay for 2019-20.

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