Q&A: latest on the next NHS pay rise
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Q&A: latest on the next NHS pay rise

Stephanie Jones-Berry RCNi features editor

What you need to know as a 3% pay award for staff on Agenda for Change contracts draws criticism from nurses and health unions

Who decides how much NHS nurses are paid?

Salaries for nurses in the health service are set by Agenda for Change (AfC), the band-based system for NHS pay, terms and conditions. It is UK-wide, but each country’s bands have their own salary values.

Nursing Standard. 36, 8, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.8.11.s7

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