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NHS pay announcement shows 'complete disrespect', says CSP

CSP press release published on 13 March 2014

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has criticised the Government's decision not to implement in full the recommendations of the Pay Review Body.

Pete Finch, CSP assistant director, employment relations and union services, said:

“We are appalled, as will our members be, by the government's decision to reject the recommended pay rise for all NHS staff that they have worked so hard for.

“Physiotherapy staff are committed to providing vital, quality services to patients.

“Yet with this decision, the Department of Health shows a complete disrespect for the very people who have somehow continued to deliver outstanding patient services under extremely difficult circumstances.

“The principle of working together in partnership with the Pay Review Body to produce a fair deal for NHS staff and the taxpayer also now appears to be in tatters.

“The CSP has always supported the PRB, but the DH has badly undermined its independence and for reasons that don’t add up.

“There is no evidence that NHS pay restraint creates more jobs to deliver patient services, and staff in England agreed last year to make increments performance-related.

“This very disappointing decision will further damage morale, which could then affect patient care at a time when the NHS is asking its dedicated staff to work harder than ever.”

For further media information about the CSP please call the CSP press office on 020 7306 1111, email pressoffice@csp.org.uk. Out of hours please call Becca Bryant, head of press and PR (job-share) on 079172 40819, Jennie Edmondson, head of press and PR (job share) on 07786 332197, Jon Ryan, senior media adviser, on 07917 091200 or Laura Boyd, PR and social media officer, on 07766 994141.

ENDS

Notes to editors

  1. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the UK’s professional, educational and trade union body. We have more than 52,000 members, including chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers.

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