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Information about pay in Scotland

Nursing pay

Here you can find information about pay for nursing staff in Scotland.

Nursing pay in Scotland 

Find out more about our campaign, recent NHS pay deals and the Agenda for Change review.

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Band 5 nursing roles review

Find out more about the review process which is now open for submissions. Download resources to assist you in completing your application.

Find out more about pay, terms and conditions in NHS Scotland on the Scottish Terms and Conditions Committee website.

If you have any questions about nursing pay in Scotland in general, please email us at

General practice nursing pay in Scotland

Scotland's general practice nursing staff are getting a pay award for 2023-24. Find out more.

Independent sector and non-NHS staff

The RCN believes all health and social care employers need to have a pay system that is competitive with the NHS. 

Some are based on NHS structures, some are set independently and in some instances pay rates are dictated by budgets. 

We anticipate that improvements in NHS pay will have a positive effect on pay in other sectors. 

NHS pensions in Scotland

Changes to pension contributions for staff working in the NHS in Scotland are anticipated this year.


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Page last updated - 17/06/2024