Voting opens on NHS pay offer in England

CSP members employed by the NHS in England are being urged to vote on the new pay offer in an online vote that opens today.


All eligible members will have received the voting link in an email earlier today and have until noon, Thursday 27 April to have their say.

The CSP’s member pay sub-committee has recommended the offer as the most achievable by negotiation with the current government. 

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.

If you are eligible to vote and have not received an invite by Friday 31 March, please contact the CSP enquiries team with your membership number and employment information.

The offer comprises a one-off bonus payment of between £1,655 and £3,789 for 22-23, on top of the £1,400 already received.

In addition, members would receive a consolidated (permanent) pay rise of 5 per cent in 23-24.

The offer was secured after two weeks of negotiations between health unions and the UK government, which has previously refused to reopen the 22-23 pay award and set a ceiling of 3.5 per cent for next year.

A proposal to explore the possibility of a separate pay spine for nurses is not part of the offer being out to members.

Elaine Sparkes, CSP assistant director of employment relations, encouraged members to review all the information and then cast their vote.

‘This change in the government’s position has come about as a result of the determination shown by CSP members in voting for and taking strike action. While far from all members deserve, it delivers a cash sum now and provides certainty about the coming year’s pay,’ she said.

‘NHS staff have moved this intransigent government and there will be no let up from ourselves and all other health unions in the coming years as we seek to restore pay levels after more than a decade of cuts and restraint.

Ultimately it is your decision, and we strongly urge you to cast your vote so that the outcome is based on the views of as many members as possible

The offer is being recommended to members by the majority of the 14 health unions. 

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