NHS Scotland staff to get 1 per cent pay rise

NHS staff in Scotland will be in line for a 1 per cent pay rise this year after ministers accepted indepdendent recommendations for an uplift for all workers.

The Scottish Government said doctors, dentists and all other NHS staff will see an increase in their take home pay from 1 April, while staff earning under £22,000 will increase their pay by at least £400.

Dr Peter Bennie, chair of BMA Scotland, said the rise was only “a small step” towards recognising the challenging situation faced by staff.

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The changes, recommended by the NHS Pay Review Body and Doctors’ and Dentists’ Pay Review Body (DDRB), represent the third consecutive year staff have received a pay rise.

Pay for GPs and dentists will also increase by one per cent.