CSP to open consultation on NHS pay in England

The CSP has announced the dates of its member consultation over the offer on NHS pay in England. 

CSP members around a picketer with a megaphone
Healthcare workers' strike action was crucial in bringing government back to negotiations

Voting on the offer, which will take place in an online survey, will open on Wednesday, 29 March and run until noon, Thursday 27 April.

The CSP’s member-led pay sub-committee has recommended the offer as the best that can be achieved.

Ultimately, the decision is for members to take so please do engage with all the available information and place your vote during the consultation.  We strongly encourage everyone to read the FAQs and attend the webinars if possible.

Visit our England NHS pay page to:

  • Review FAQs on the consultation, negotiation process, and offer
  • Register for a webinar - running at least weekly through the consultation - or view a recording of the presentations
  • Access documentation on the pay offer by AfC band, and details of non-pay commitments.

The offer comprises a one-off bonus payment of between £1,655 and £3,789 for 2022-23, on top of the £1,400 already received.

In addition, members would receive a consolidated (permanent) pay rise of 5 per cent in 2023-24.

The offer was secured after two weeks of negotiations between health unions and the UK government, which has previously refused to reopen the 2022-23 pay award and set a ceiling of 3.5 per cent for next year.

The CSP can confirm that a proposal to explore the possibility of a separate pay spine for nurses is not part of the formal offer.  The CSP’s view is that any such discussions ill-advised, and likely to encounter significant barriers that make the likelihood of a separate scale highly unlikely.

Nearly 250 members attended two webinars held on the issue by the CSP this week, with more to come during the consultation period. The CSP has now produced an FAQs based on those webinars and queries received elsewhere.   

All members working in the NHS in England are encouraged to ensure their details are up to date to guarantee receiving a link to the online vote.

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