The Royal College of Nursing and other health unions representing NHS staff on the Agenda for Change pay system are calling on the government to bring forward discussions on the next NHS pay rise.
With the support of the Trade Union Committee and RCN Council, we have told the government that waiting until 2021 is not acceptable.
The last few months have shone a light on the essential contribution of all of health and care workers. You have demonstrated immense professionalism and the public has shown great appreciation for your work.
There is a unique moment for the government to show its support for NHS professionals. The applause and tributes have been a short-term morale boost for many RCN members but we must now see action.