RCN members employed by the NHS in England can vote in our online consultation, which is open until 11pm on Tuesday 5 June.
The RCN Trade Union Committee will consider the results of the vote and this will inform their decision to accept or reject the deal.
Who can take part
RCN members employed by the NHS in England on Agenda for Change contracts can take part in the consultation.
Students are not eligible to take part unless they are employed in the NHS in England on an Agenda for Change contract.
How eligible members can vote
Members can vote now.
You will need to enter your membership number and name. You can get your membership number from any of the following:
- your membership card
- inside the front cover of your RCN Handbook
- by calling the RCN Membership Team on 0345 7726 100
- by logging on to MyRCN
It’s essential that your employer details and email address are correct for you to receive an email and to vote. If you haven’t registered an email address with us, visit MyRCN to update your details.
Before voting, RCN student members must update their RCN membership record with their workplace and NHS employer. This can be done by calling 0345 772 6100
(select option one), or by emailing email@example.com
. Students must include their membership number in the email and they will be asked for it if they call.
Students who are not employed on an Agenda for Change contract cannot vote in this consultation. You can read more about this here
Go to information about:
Who the deal is for
What the deal includes
How the deal is being funded
Should RCN members support the deal
Pay calculator on the NHS Pay website
Who is the deal is for?
The deal is for staff working for the NHS in England only. However, we are committed to UK-wide pay, terms and conditions.
Find out more about the pay situation in:
If you work outside the NHS, please take a look at the RCN's advice about pay, terms and conditions in the independent sector.
What does the deal include?
Every member employed in the NHS in England gets a pay rise
Everyone employed in England on an Agenda for Change contract will receive a pay rise. For around half of NHS staff it will be 6.5% over three years - with some receiving much more.
Find out what the deal means for you each year using the pay calculator on the NHS Pay website. More information about the 2017/2018 NHS pay scales can be found here.
Progress to the top of pay bands will be quicker
The pay structure is being simplified. Overlaps between the bands are being removed and the number of pay points is being reduced, meaning you’ll be on the highest rate for your band sooner.
Changes to the pay structure mean that your pay increase may be different to your colleagues. It’s important to see what this deal means to you.
Unsocial hours payments will continue
We know unsocial hours payments are an essential part of your pay package. The RCN fought to successfully protect them in this deal.
Annual leave will not change
You may have heard that as part of the pay deal staff would be required to give up a day of annual leave each year.
The RCN has successfully protected annual leave allowance in England and the number of days you have remains the same.