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Welsh Government makes 3 year offer to NHS members

Welsh Government makes 3 year offer to NHS members

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The COP welcomes the pay offer from the Welsh Government and we will consult with our members in Wales over this deal. The COP has been involved throughout these negotiations and we are pleased to see some progress. Our members in Wales have suffered from pay freezes and pay restraint over the last 8 years and this will be seen as a step in the right direction.

The COP has raised concerns over the decline in attracting and the recruitment of Podiatrists working in Wales’s NHS and we will continue to push the Welsh Government for more Podiatrists to be employed by the NHS in Wales to meet the growing demand for Podiatry services, and to improve patient care. We welcome the refresh of the agenda for change pay bandings which we believe will attract more Podiatrists into the NHS and hopefully retain the highly specialised staff required to meet the foot health needs of Wales’s population.

Chief Executive and General Secretary Steve Jamieson said ‘We welcome this proposal from the Welsh Government. We will be consulting with our members on the offer which we feel is a good start on the journey to fair pay for all NHS staff.’

Members in Wales should now have received full details of the offer from your local rep and shortly you will be able to view it on www.nhspay.org.

NHS Staff in England and Scotland have already had a similar deal and talks continue in Northern Ireland. 

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